Digital Communication Computer Terms

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Backspace

a character that causes the cursor to move backward

bandwidth

the amoutn of data that can be transmitted in fixed amount of time, measured in bits or bytes per second

cd-rom

Compact Disc-Read Only Memory

flash drive

a small, portable flash memory card that plugs into a computer's USB port and acts like a portable hard drive

CPU

Central Processing Unit-the brains of a computer

cursor

a special symbol, ususally a blinking underline character, that signifies where the next character will be displayed on the screen

database

a collection of information organized in such as way that a computer program can quickly select desired pieces of data

default

a value or setting that a device or program authomaticcal selects if you do not specify a substitute

delete

used to remove characters and other objects

desktop

the computer; also includes menus and icons for launching application and managing the computer

double spaced (DS)

to automatically insert a blank line between lines of type

Dvd+R

a write once, read only disc which can be read by DVD video players and computer DVD-rom drives

editing

the process of correcting a document

hacker

an increasingly negative term referring to individuals who gain unauthorized access to computer systems for the purpose of stealing or corrupting data

hardcopy

a printed copy of a document

hardware

machinery and equipment (CPU's, keyboards, printers, modems)

Home Tab/ribbon

a character on the computer keyboard that moves the cursor to the top of the screen/page

Insert mode/overtype

allow the editor to insert all characters typed to the right of the insertion point

menu

a list of commands or options from which you can choose

network

a group of two or more computer systems linked together

operating system

the most important program that runs on a compter; it is a group of interdependent items that intersact regularly to perform a task

Page layout tab/ribbon

a program that enables you to formate pages of text and graphics

proofread

to re-read work to remove errors; to doublecheck for accuracy

single-space (SS)

to continue text on each subsequent line without inserting blank lines

softcopy/digital copy

a file that exists only on the compter or disk drive

software

instructions that tell a compter what to do

task bar

a desktop tool bar that allows you to perfom tasks such as swtching between open windows and starting new applications

technique

a particular way of doing something

virus

a program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge or consent and that runs against your wishes usually causing damage to files

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