The committee on Digital Signal Processing of the IEEE Group on Audio and Electroacoustics has undertaken the project of recommending terminology for use in papers and texts on digital signal processing. The reasons for this project are twofold. First, the meanings of many terms that are commonly used differ from one author to another. Second, there are many terms that one would like to have defined for which no standard term currently exists. It is the purpose of this paper to propose terminology which we feel is self-consistent, and which is in reasonably good agreement with current practices. An alphabetic index of terms is included at the end of the paper. Copyright © 1972 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.