computer terms

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input device

a device that can be used to insert data into a computer or other computational device

hardware

(computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

software

(computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

operation system

A program that runs your Computer

application program

a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task

output device

displays or prints information produced by a computer. Printers and monitors are examples of output devices. A printer produces a hard copy output while a monitor produces a soft copy output.

CPU

(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

computer

a machine for performing calculations automatically

storage device

a device that preserves information for retrieval

RAM

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ROM

(computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed

Supercomputer

a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time

Mainframe

(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

Minicomputer

a digital computer of medium size

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