Definitions for "Dynamic Shared Object"
An Apache module written in C must either be compiled directly into the server, or loaded dynamically at run time. Dynamically loaded modules are called DSOs. DSOs make it possible to add or remove modules at runtime without having to recompile the server.
an object module whose entries are loaded on an as-needed basis
A mechanism which provides a way to build a piece of program code in a special format for loading at run time into the address space of an executable program. The DSO gets knowledge of the executable program symbol set as if it had been statically linked with it in the first place
Keywords:  dll, another, name
Another name for DLL.