23 Computer Terms
Terms in this set (23)
Device that does computations and makes logical comparisons according to the instructions it receives.
The physical components of a computer.
The intangible components of a computer system, particularly the programs that the computer needs to perform a specific task.
Whenever you enter data into your computer.
Data generated by a computer.
The most frequently used input device
A display device that forms an image by converting electrical signals from the computer into points of colored light on the screen.
The peripheral computer comonent that produces a hard copy of the text or graphics processed by the computer.
A pointing device that has a laser guide on its underside and two or more buttons for clicking commands.
A silicon chip located on the motherboards that is responsible for executing instructions to processess data.
A device that reads the information contained on a disk.
A round, metal platter in the hard drive of the computer; it stores large amounts of information.
A hard plastic disk approximately 12 cm in diameter on which information such as music or computer data is digitally encoded in a format readable by laser beam.
Recorded with optical technology that contains full-length (2-hour) motion pictures for viewing on a personal computer or on a TV screen.
Portable storage device capable of storing hundreds of floppy disks.
A device that "takes a picture" of something and turns it into a computerized image.
A computer program that provides services to other computer programs (and their users) in the same computer or other computers.
Chips on cards plugged into the motherboard that temporarily hold programs and data while the computer is turned on.
A chip on the motherboard that is prerecorded with and permanently stores the set of instructions that the computer uses when you turn it on.
Is a single digit number in base-2 and is the smallest unit of computer data.
Is a setof 8 bits that represent a single character in the computer's memory.
A collection of data stored in one unit.
Can be located on your hard drive for file storage. Allows users to organize files.