Command Line Interface
LV When I refer to CLI, I mean a description of the arguments one types after a command name to invoke behavior.
For example, the tclsh Command Line Interface is:
tclsh ?fileName ?arg??
where one can optionally provide the fileName of a Tcl script, followed by one or more arguments for that script.
SQL/CLI is also the acronym for the standard SQL "Call-Level Interface", the best known implementation of which is ODBC.