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American Standard Code for Information Interchange. This is a common binary code in use today; a coding scheme using 7-bit characters to represent data characters
Right and left margin and "ruler settings" in a word processing program that designate the horizontal positions where the cursor should align when the tab key on the keyboard is depressed
A chip in a microcomputer that contains the arithmetic/logic and control functions. The speed of a microprocessor is in gigahertz
A graphics input device that allows the user to interact directly with the computer screen
A word processing function that enables users to merge the variable information (such as name and address information) of one file with the standard information of a memo, letter, or other document stored in a second file
A personal computer that closely imitates the operation and architecture of the IBM Personal Computer
Hardware equipment that surrounds the CPU and frequently are physically attached to it
Refers to red, green, and blue colors which are used to produce color video images on the video screen
A software option that allows users to expand the size of a display window, thereby revealing more detailed graphics images or written information onscreen
The study and use of computers to replicate or improve upon such intelligent human thought processes as reasoning or learning
Of or pertaining to a system of numerical notation to the base 2, in which each place of a number, expressed as 0 or 1, corresponds to a power of 2. It is used by practically all computers because of its ease of implementation using digital electronics and Boolean algebra
To transfer data, usually from a peripheral computer or device to a central, often remote computer
The process of translating communicated data into secret codes in order to safeguard this data
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