|SCSI (skŭz'ē) Pronunciation Key
Short for small computer system interface. A computer interface used for connecting peripheral devices, such as external disk drives and scanners, to personal computers and each other, consisting of 25-50 individual signal paths (usually wires) bundled together and sharing a single connector plug.
SCSIn. [Small Computer System Interface] A bus-independent standard for system-level interfacing between a computer and intelligent devices. Typically annotated in literature with `sexy' (/sek'see/), `sissy' (/sis'ee/), and `scuzzy' (/skuh'zee/) as pronunciation guides -- the last being the overwhelmingly predominant form, much to the dismay of the designers and their marketing people. One can usually assume that a person who pronounces it /S-C-S-I/ is clueless.
small computer system interface