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Technology Exam Vocab.
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Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
policy set up by the network administrator and/or other school or business leaders in conjunction with their technology needs and safety concerns regarding access and use of computer and technology assets for the school or business
Application Software (also called End-User Programs)
Include database programs, word processors, spreadsheets, and multimedia programs
deletes the character to the left of the insertion point
a kind of memory used to make a computer work faster
To remove text or graphics from a document and place it on the clipboard
communication by exchange of memos, electronic mail, or letters prepared in proper business format
preset condition in software for margin, line spacing, and tab settings
screen background area on which windows and icons are displayed
in software, small window where the user can input information needed for software to perform a function
area on display screen where text is keyed
proofreading, arranging, changing, and correcting existing text
The science concerned with designing safe and comfortable machines for humans
copy of information scanned and transmitted over telephone lines
appearance of printed text; consists of the typeface name, the style, and the size
GWAM (Gross Words A Minute)
measure of the rate of keying speed; total 5-stroke words keyed divided by the time required to key those words
data to be entered into a computer for processing; the process of introducing data into the internal storage of a computer
arrangement of keys on a "board" used to input information in the computer system
A computer program designed specifically to damage or disrupt a system such as a virus
describes the speed of a computer; the higher the megahertz, the faster the computer
A computer's main circuit board, containing the CPU, microprocessor, support chips, RAM, and expansion (bus) slots
a microcomputer in a network
the ability to change screen-displayed data -- for example, by using the backspace key and retyping--in order to correct mistakes or change input
A method of dividing the main memory of a CPU or server into workspaces and allocating one partition to each user
Software that assists in making everyday tasks easier
comparing keyed text to the original copy and correcting errors; one of the editing steps
software feature that makes room for more lines of copy by causing the first line to "disappear" off the top of the display screen
Keystrokes that enact the same commands available in the menus of a program; usually involve two or three keys depressed simultaneously
Spreadsheet Application Tool
type of application program which manipulates numerical and string data in rows and columns of cells. The value in a cell can be calculated from a formula which can involve other cells. A value is recalculated automatically whenever a value on which it depends changes. Different cells may be displayed with different formats
keyboard operator's form or keying style
USB Flash Drives
data storage devices integrated with a USB interface. They are typically small, lightweight, removable, and re-writable.
degree of freedom from keying errors, expressed as 1 error, 2 errors, etc.
moves the insertion point.
copy of electronic folder or file in case the original is lost or damaged.
name for a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser to record browsing habits & activities.
a parallel circuit that connects the major components of a computer, allowing the transfer of electric impulses from one connected component to another.
point on a display screen where the next character or space is entered.
erase text to the right of the insertion point.
using computers to lay out text and graphics for printing in magazines, newsletters, brochures, etc.
listing of files stored on a computer or memory device.
the process of acknowledging the ideas and information of primary and secondary sources used in a research paper, book, or article.
moves the cursor to the left margin and down to the next line.
any mis-stroke of a key or variation between source copy and displayed or printed copy.
information named and stored on a computer or memory device.
arrangement, placement, and spacing of a document; also, to arrange a document in proper form.
picture that represents a command, program, or document.
number of blank lines between lines of text; usually single (0 blank lines), double
(1 blank line), or quadruple (3 blank lines).
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
the flat display screen found on laptop computers.
space on a page to the left, right, top and bottom of area that displays text, usually displayed in inches, but sometimes inline or character spaces.
list of options on a display screen from which operating features are selected.
Net Production Rate a Minute (N-PRAM)
measure of a document productivity; equals total five-stroke words keyed, less a penalty for uncorrected errors, divided by the time used to prepare the document.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
The electronic identification and digital encoding of printed or handwritten characters by means of an optical scanner and specialized software.
Operating System (OS)
The collection of software that directs a computer's operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs, and managing storage, input/output, and communication resources. Ex.: Windows
produces hard copy of a document.
message displayed on a screen to inform user that the computer is waiting for a specific response.
speed of doing a task.
makes capital letters and certain symbols when used with those keys.
instructions or programs that tell a computer what to do.
Status Bar (Line)
bar (or line) on a Windows screen containing menu descriptions, prompts to action or specific information about the document on the screen.
turn an option on and off using the same procedure.
Virtual Reality Interface
the hardware and programming used to create the illusion of three dimensional objects for onscreen virtual reality environments.
to choose options in order to create a custom system
software downloaded by a malicious web site without your knowledge.
software that records everything you type, then sends it off to whomever installed the software.
fixes to correct a problem.
self-replicating malware that can move from computer to computer on the network.
The numerous expenses which buyers and sellers normally incur to complete a transaction in the transfer of ownership of real estate.
A lien or claim against real property given by the buyer to the lender as security for money borrowed.
The basic element of the loan as distinguished from interest and mortgage insurance premium.
As generally used, the rights of ownership and possession of particular property.
A process of deciding whether to make a loan based on your credit reputation, income, debt, appraised value of the house and other factors.
a drawing created with keyboard letters and symbols. The most common is a smiley face using a colon and right parenthesis.
the use of graphics, sound, and video in a single document, such as a web page.
the rules of email and Internet usage.
a selection of database information based upon a predetermined criteria. For example, a query might select all records that contain zip codes within a certain range.
a means of seeing video or hearing sound files as soon as they are sent from a web site.
A system of free legal licenses that give the artist freedom to decide what restrictions (if any) are placed on their creative work.
The exclusive, legal rights of a person to reproduce, publish, and sell his or her own literary, musical, or artistic creations.
A format used to indent the second and all subsequent lines of each source listed on a reference, works cited, or bibliography page
A creative work of art, writing, film, or software that belongs to a legally protected owner.
Presenting another person's words and ideas as your own.
(noun) Deception by trickery or sophistry.
(verb) To impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill.
(adj) Very talkative
(adj) Of or relating to money.
(adj) Forceful or intense in expression, emotion, or conviction.
used when the writer does not know the name of the person who should receive the letter
Blind copy notation
If you do NOT want the recipient to know that you have sent the memo or letter to others, key (bc) and the name of the person(s) receiving the blind copy at the left margin a DS below the last letter part on all copies of the letter except the original.
every paragraph in the memo or letter begins flush with the left margin.
punctuation style that omits all non-essential punctuation, even the colon or comma after the salutation complimentary close.
specifies the topic or purpose discussed in the memo or letter. Both parts of the subject line are keyed in all caps
n. person dealing with cash transactions in a bank, store etc
n. the money in general use or circulation in any country
n. a cash fund for small, everyday expenses
n. the rate at which one currency can be exchanged for another
n. (usually commercial) exchange; a deal—to transact v
a particular statement or stipulation in a contract, etc.; article
information presented to a court to prove or support a point in question
null and void
invalid; without legal force; not binding
the person or persons forming one side of an agreement
sue to start legal action against someone in a court of law--lawsuit (n)
The cell in a spreadsheet where information will be placed. It is the cell that has been selected.
eye-catching graphic that draws attention to a location on the page
set of choices, often graphical, that arranged in a grid or in a line
identifies the purpose of a document using large bold letters
Grey area that appears outside the publication page
small images displayed in a gallery to indicate choices in that gallery
a particular make of a product
the concept or perception of a firm or product held by the general public
to introduce a new product with publicity, etc.
person responsible for day to day running of a department
person who holds or owns shares in a part of a company or corporation
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