# Arkansas CBA- Unit 3: Spreadsheet

## 38 terms

### Absolute cell reference

cell reference that does not adjust to the new cell location when copied or moved

### Active cell

a selected worksheet cell that is ready for data entry

### Alignment

the position of data within a cell

### Argument

value, cell reference, range, or text that acts as an operand in a function formula

### Ascending

sort order arranging text or numbers from A to Z, from smallest to largest, or from earliest to latest

### Autosum

a function that automatically adds the values in the cells directly above or to the left of the active cell

### Average

returns the average (arithmetic means) of its arguments

### Cell

the space formed by the intersection of a row and a column; the basic unit of a worksheet

### Cell reference

a unique identifier for a cell which is formed by combining the cell's column letter and row number

### Chart/graph

a graphic representation of values and their relationships: pie, line, column, bar, scattered

### Column

a vertical group of cells in a worksheet identified by letters

### Column chart

a chart that uses bars of varying height to illustrate values in a worksheet

### Count

returns the number of cells in a range that contains numbers

### Descending

sort order arranging text or numbers from Z to A, largest to smallest, or latest to earliest

### Fill

to copy a cell's contents and/or formatting into an adjacent cell or range

### Format

arranging the shape, size, type, and general makeup of a cell or group of cells

### Formula

an equation that calculates a new value using values currently on a worksheet

### Freeze

keeps selected rows or columns visible on the screen as the rest of the worksheet scrolls

### Function

a prewritten formula that makes it easy to perform common calculations

### Label

alphanumeric text that will not be used in calculations

### Line chart

a chart that uses points connected by a line to illustrate values in a worksheet

### Max

returns the largest value in a set of values

### Min

returns the smallest value in a set of values

### Mixed cell reference

a cell reference that contains both relative and absolute references

### Operand

a number or cell reference used in a formula

### Operator

a symbol that indicates what mathematical operation to perform on the operands: plus (+), minus (-), multiply (*), divide (/)

### Order of Operations

the mathematical rules used for calculating the value of a formula

### Pie chart

a chart that shows the relationship of a part to a whole

### Range

selected group of cells on a worksheet identified by the cell in the upper left corner and the cell in the lower right corner, separated by a colon

### Relative cell reference

cell reference that adjust to a new location when copied or moved

### Row

a horizontal group of cells in a worksheet identified by numbers

### Sort

to arrange a list of words or numbers in ascending or descending order

### Spreadsheet

a grid of rows and columns containing numbers, text, and formulas used to perform calculations

### Sum

adds all the numbers in a range of cells

### Value

numeric characters that can be used in a calculation

### What-if analysis

process of changing values in cells to see how those changes affect the outcome of formulas in the worksheet

### Workbook

a collection of related worksheets

### Worksheet

the workspace made up of columns and rows where data is entered to create an electronic spreadsheet