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A grouping of eight adjacent binary digits or bits,0s and 1s,operated on by the computer as a single unit
An intergrated circuit.A thin piece of silicon that contains all the components of an electronic
Information that can be expressed in a numerical form. the computer uses the binary number system for this purpose so 0s and 1s are used to express all the information entered into the computer
A reuseable magnetic storage medium that uses a thin mylar circular disk as a storage surface
A rigid disk, usually metal, encased in a hard disk dri~ or in a plastic case or cartridge
The physical parts that make up a computer system-for example,keyboards,printers ,monitors, and so on
The stepin the data processing flow during which data is collected and entered into the computer
Circuitry whose parts are etched together on a small silicon chip less than one-forth of an inch square
The main processing unit of a computer or information processing device;the "brains" of the machine carrying out instructions,preforming calculations,and interacting with components use to operate the computer.Handles the fetch,decode and execute steps of the computer
The main circuit board of a computer housing the microprocessor and providing the means of connecting all the components that make up the computer
A computer input device used as a pointing and drawing instrument by selecting specific positons on the monitor display
The computer generated information that is displayed to the user in some discernible from such as a screen display,printed page,or sound
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