Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

BOM may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for byte order mark, BOM is another name for the Unicode character at the beginning of a file indicating if it's UTF-16 or UTF-32.

bill of materials

2. Short for bill of materials, BOM is a complete listing of everything that makes up a product. For example, a computer purchased from a computer manufacturer has a BOM of every part or a purchasable parts. A BOM contains the name of the part, it's part number, and the quantity of parts.

3. Short for beginning of medium, BOM is a string of characters that mark the beginning of a medium such as a tape drive.

4. Short for beginning of message, BOM is a signal or string of characters that indicate a message is starting.

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