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Those parts of a computer system that you can see and touch, such as, keyboard, monitor, printer
An acronym for "binary digit." This is the smallest storage unit in a computer.
It is made up of 8 bits and is a unit of memory on a computer chip that can store the equivalent of one character.
Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory, a type of optical disk capable of storing large amounts of data;
An optical disc commonly used as a medium for digital representation of movies and other multimedia presentations that combine sound with graphics.
Programs that allow you to accomplish certain tasks such as write letters, analyze numbers, sort files, manage finances, draw pictures, and play games.
Hard Disk or Hard Drive
Secondary memory: Non-removable and used a rigid metallic disk or platter
Picture elements; The dots that make up the digital image
Refers to the quality of an image or the screen on your computer. The higher the resolution, the better the image.
Name given to file. Made up of two parts - main name and extension.
Part of the filename that normally indicates the program in which the file was created and will use to open. It is the part after the ".".
A metaphor used to describe the user interface which consists of icons, files, folders and documents that is seen in an operating system.
A box that appears on the display screen and asks for input or gives you information.
Located at top of the Window under title bar and contains commands.
short for electronic mail; mail that is sent by your computer to anyone in the world with an e-mail account.
short for Internet Service Provider; a company that provides access to the Internet.
the state of being connected to the Internet.
a program that searches for Web documents with keyword (s) you specify. Yahoo and Google are just two examples.
short for Uniform Resource Locator; an address for documents found on the Web.
a computer or device on a network that stores and manages network resources and responds to requests for information.
short for wireless fidelity; type of broadband internet connection that uses radio signals to provide high speed internet connections
world wide connection of networks that connect millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individual
unique combination of characters such as letters of the alphabet and/or numbers that identifies a specific user
short for internet etiquette; the code of acceptable behaviors you should follow while on the internet
Short for hyper-text markup language; file format for documents viewed using a browser network. The language of the web.
unique address for a web page, another name for an URL
The parts of the computer you cannot touch - A set of instructions that tells the computer what to do.
application software that allows users to access and view web pages. Examples include Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc...
A connection of computers - usually to share resources such as printers or files.
The act of transferring a file from the internet to a local computer.
The act of transferring a file from a local computer to a website on the interenet.
A high-speed Internet connection that is always connected
The part of an Internet address that identifies the website. the CNN in CNN.com is an example.
AKA memory stickor thumb drive - portable place to store files
A list of steps that you can follow to finish a task.
information that appears at the foot/bottom of every page
To choose part of a document by clicking and dragging over it with the mouse to select the text.
The property (as an idea, invention, or process) that derives from the work of the mind or intelligence.
arrow like icon on the desktop that moves with the mouse, showing were the mouse is pointing.
How your text conforms to the left and right margins of a page. The text can be right-aligned, centered, left-aligned, or fully-aligned/justified.
information at the head/top of every page
An program designed to search for and protect a device from viruses.
Technology that prevents users from visiting inappropriate web sites.
A personal computer built by Apple that uses the Mac OS
A personal computer that uses Windows, Linux or another operating system. Brands include Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo and Acer to name a few.
Short for Operating System. The basic set of instructions that controls the computer. There are many different types including Windows, Mac, IOS,Linux, Android etc...