(Short for access control list) - A set of data that informs a computer's operating system which permissions, or access rights, that each user or group has to a specific system object, such as a directory or file. Each object has a unique security attribute that identifies which users have access to it, and the ACL is a list of each object and user access privileges such as read, write or execute.
Anomalous Cerebral Laterality. (1) From a structural perspective â€” an enlargement of portions of the right cerebral hemisphere and/or diminution of portions of the left cerebral hemisphere, such that standard hemispheric asymmetry ceases to exist and (2) from a functional perspective â€” a greater than normal participation of the right cerebral hemisphere in functions normally under the purview of the left cerebral hemisphere (notably language and motor control for handedness). Believed to be the result of an anomalously high level, in utero, of the hormone testosterone. See text, Chapter 4. See also, "anomalous," "brain," "cerebrum," "cortex," "corpus callosum," " Less Strongly Lateralized," "temporal lobe" and "testosterone."