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  • Cycle -noun: A measurement of time in digital worlds.
Main article: Cycle
  • Derez -verb: To subject a program to deresolution.
Main article: Deresolution
  • Grid -noun: A digital environment.
Main article: Grid (disambiguation)
  • Initiative -noun: A plan to rectify a multitude of programs into an army, then using that army as an invasion force to conquer the real world.
  • ISO -abbrev: Acronym for Isomorphic Algorithm. A type of evolved program.
Main article: ISO
  • Isomorphic Algorithm -noun: The long form version of ISO. A type of evolved program.
  • Light Cycle -noun: A two-wheeled vehicle. The term is also applied to games associated with the vehicle.
  • Light Jet -noun: Aerial combat vehicle.
Main article: Light Jet
  • Light Tank -noun: Ground combat vehicle.
Main article: Light Tank
  • Program -noun: Originally created to perform basic functions, programs appear as people populating digital worlds.
Main article: Program
  • Purge -noun: An act of genocide in the TRON system, designed to exterminate the ISOs.
Main article: Purge
  • Recognizer -noun: Aerial security transport.
Main article: Recognizer
  • Rectify -verb: The of process of transforming a program and reorienting its functions to a military purpose.
  • Repurpose -verb: The process of reorienting a program's functions to a new purpose.
  • Tron -noun: Titular character of the TRON series of stories. The word has alternative uses for the character and various story titles.
Main article: Tron (disambiguation)
  • User -noun: People in the real world outside of the system.
Main article: User


There are a number of sayings and phrases used by characters in TRON that are specific to the TRON Universe. Some of them have simple meanings (i.e. "Greetings, Programs!"), while some other phrases are more obscure (i.e. "Watch out for nested macros.")

The following is a list of the sayings and phrases in Tron and their meanings, if available.

"Oh, my User!" - A program's version of "Oh, my God!"

"Who does he calculate he is?" - A program's version of "Who does he think he is?"

"Tonight, we check everything in the right-hand column." - Flynn said it to Clu shortly before Clu got derezzed.

"Null unit" - A derogatory slur.

"If you've seen one consumer electronics show, you've seen them all."

"End of Line." - End of communication.

"Sprite" - An insult between programs.

"Glitch" - A form of profanity.

"I fight for the users." - Rinzler before sacrificing himself.

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