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- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)mɪt
Computing sense named after the Sesame Street character, but later provided with a backronym ("KL10 Error-Free Reciprocal Microprocessor Interchange over TTY").
- The puppet Kermit the Frog, host of The Muppet Show and a frequent character in Sesame Street, originally performed by creator Jim Henson.
- (computing) An asynchronous file transfer protocol, often used for communication between different types of minicomputer or mainframe.