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Computer Engineer English Vocabulary II


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flash storage
Based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and consumer...
Data Encryption Standard (DES)
Standard (DES) is an outdated symmetric-key method of data encryption.
Statistical mean, median, mode and range
Calculating the mean, median, mode and range of a set of numbers allows you to track changes over.
A PST file is a personal folder file in Microsoft Outlook.
In mathematics, zero, symbolized by the numeric character 0, is both.
11th dimension
The 11th dimension is a characteristic of space
16 bit Unicode Transformation Format
2000 year old computer
The Antikythera mechanism
16-bit grayscale
Grayscale is a range of shades of gray without
In Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," 42 is the number
6 Sigma
Six Sigma is a management philosophy developed by Motorola
In computers, 99.999 (often called "five 9s")
A-weighted decibels
refers to a desired
abandon ware
A-weighted decibels, abbreviated dBA
Abandon ware is computer software
absolute truth
In general, absolute truth is whatever is always
acceptance testing
An acceptance test confirms that an story
access method
In computing, an access method is a program
An accumulator is a register for short-term
acoustic wave
A sound wave is the pattern of disturbance
address space
Address space is the amount of memory allocated
effective computing
Affective computing is human-computer
Device agnosticism is the capacity of a computing component to work with various systems without requiring any special adaptations. The term can apply to either hardware or software. In an IT context, agnosticism refers to anything that is designed to be compatible across most common systems.
AIBO (pronounced eye-bow) is an entertainment robot designed by Sony. AIBO means "companion" in Japanese. It is also an abbreviation for "artificial intelligence bot"
boot, boot up, boot disk
You boot (or boot up) your computer when you switch it on and wait while it prepares itself. Instructions for start up are given to the computer from the boot disk, which is usually the hard disk.
a specific computer record; it could contain data such as text (eg essay.doc), or a program such as paint.exe.
graphics card
The equipment inside a computer that creates the image on the screen.
hard disk
The main disk inside a computer used for storing programs and information. It is hard because it is metal. See floppy disk
"What You See Is What You Get." With a WYSIWIG program, if you print a document it looks the same on paper as it looks on the screen.
a device for downloading and reading ebooks, developed by Amazon.com.
an area that has an available wireless signal for Internet access (usually public).