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PASS Technology Terms for OK Oklahoma

Computer

A device capable of performing a series of arithmetic or logical operations.

computer database

A collection of data arranged for ease and speed of search and retrieval. Also called data bank.

distance learning

A type of education where students work at a site remote from the instructor and communicate via e-mail, electronic forums, videoconferencing and/or other forms of electronic media.

multimedia

The use of computers to present integrated text, graphics, video, animation, and sound.

peripheral device

An electronic device that attaches to a computer, but is not a part of the standard operating hardware. Examples of such devices are disk drives, printers, scanners, drawing tablets, speakers, projectors, etc.

productivity tools

Software applications used to perform standard tasks. The most common productivity Examples are word processors, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, e-mail, etc.

spreadsheet

An accounting or bookkeeping program for a computer. The display, with multiple columns and rows, that such a program allows to be printed.

technology

The body of knowledge available that is of use in extracting, creating, distributing, manipulating or collecting data and/or information.

telecommunications

the science and technology of communication at a distance by electronic transmission of impulses, as by cable, telephone, radio, computer or television.

word processor

A computer system either specially designed for or capable of word processing.

software

The programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation.

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