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Int 2 computer systems


one of the millions of little dots that make up the picture on a tv screen, in a photograph, or any other type of image display medium


a category of graphics that represents the digital image as an array of dots called pixels


In binary (computer language), a bit represents a zero or one.


A byte is another word for character; generally represented by 8 bits.


abbreviation of American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a standard computer code used to assist the interchange of information among various types of data-processing equipment


a unit of information equal to a trillion (1,099,511,627,776) bytes or 1024 gigabytes


compressed bitmap file format, that supports only 256 colors and is appropriate for the web animation


Short for Joint Photographic Experts Group. JPEG is a compression technique for color images. Although it can reduce files sizes to about 5% of their normal size, some detail is lost in the compression.


a unit of digital storage equal to approximately one million bytes; abbreviated MB.

Floating Point

A data type that can represent values with numbers after the decimal point.


A standardized 16-bit character set that represents the character sets of most major languages in the world. See also the definition for "ASCII".


a unit of information equal to one billion (1,073,741,824) bytes or 1024 megabytes

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