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Business Studies Unit 4: The World of Technology
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The method or possibility of getting near to a place or person.
To open a computer file (= a collection of information stored on a computer) in order to look at or change information in it.
To look at information on the internet.
Information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making, or information in an electronic form that can be stored and used by a computer.
A computer system containing a large amount of information that can be looked at or changed easily.
The thing that exists or happens if you do not change it intentionally by performing an action.
Representing data as a series of numerical values OR showing information in the form of an electronic image.
To put information into the form of a series of the numbers 0 and 1, usually so that it can be understood and used by a computer.
A text that is written and stored on a computer.
Using, based on, or used in a system of operation that involves the control of electric current by various devices.
To end a computer program that you are using.
A word, phrase, or image on a website or in a computer document which you click on in order to go to a different website, different part of the document, etc.
A system of connected computers that works like the internet and allows people within an organization to communicate with each other and share information.
A word that you type into a computer, for example when you are using the internet, so that the computer will find information that contains that word.
Log in/Log on
To start using a computer system or program by giving a password (= a secret word by which the system recognizes an approved user.
To stop using a computer system or program by giving a particular instruction.
A place on a screen that you click (= press) in order to start using a computer system.
The internet, newspapers, magazines, television, etc., considered as a group.
A list of choices that can be made to appear on a computer screen.
A secret word or expression used by authorized persons to prove the right to access, information, etc.
To put information, especially your name, into an official list or record.
An attempt to find information on a computer, on the internet, etc.
To look for information on a computer, the internet, etc.
A computer program that finds information on the internet by looking for words that you have typed in.
The list created by search engines in response to keywords entered into a search.
The programs that you put into a computer to make it do particular jobs.
The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
Also called login name, logon name, sign-in name, sign-on name. a unique sequence of characters used to identify a user and allow access to a computer system, computer network, or online account.
A single, usually hypertext document on the World Wide Web that can incorporate text, graphics, sounds, etc.
CAD: Computer Aided Design
The use of computers to design objects.
CAL: Computer Aided Learning
The use of computers and computer software for teaching and training.
CAD: Computer Aided Manufacturing
An application technology that uses computer software and machinery to facilitate and automate manufacturing processes.
CIM: Computer Integrated Manufacturing
The use of a computer system to manage the different processes involved in manufacturing a product.
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
A question in a list of questions and answers intended to help people understand a particular subject.
HTML: Hypertext Markup Language
A way of marking text so that it can be seen on the internet.
HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
A set of instructions made by a computer program that allows your computer to connect to an internet document.
ISP: Internet Service Provider
A company that provides use of the internet, allows you to use email, and gives you space on the internet to show documents.
IT: Information Technology
The science and activity of using computers and other electronic equipment to store and send information.
LCD: Liquid Crystal Display
A screen for showing text or pictures that uses a liquid that becomes dark when an electric current flows across it.
PDF: Portable Document Format
A system for storing and sending documents between computers that does not allow the contents to be changed, or a document created using this system.
PIN: Personal Identification Number
A secret number that a person uses together with a special card to get money from their bank account out of a machine, or when paying by credit card.
PPT: Power Point Presentation
A brand name for a computer program that helps you to create and give presentations.
ROM: Read Only Memory
A type of computer memory that holds information that can be used but not changed or added to.
URL: Uniform Resource Location
A website address.
USB: Universal Serial Bus
A part of a computer to which extra devices such as printers, scanners, and digital cameras can be connected easily.
WAN: Wide Area Network
A computer network that connects separate machines over a wide area, for example in different countries, using telecommunication systems.
WWW: World Wide Web
The system of connected documents on the internet, usually with pictures, video, and sound, that can be searched for information about a particular subject.
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