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1. Short for Windows on Windows, WOW is a method used with Microsoft Windows to keep track of each 16-bit, 32-bit, or 64-bit DLL loaded by 16-bit applications. If those applications happen to crash, WOW determines if the associated DLL files should be unloaded.

World of Warcraft character2. Short for World Of Warcraft, WOW is a MMORPG developed by Blizzard and first released November 23, 2004. The picture shows an example of a character in the World of Warcraft game.

Also see: Backwards compatibility, Game terms, KEK, Operating system terms