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18 terms

chapter 6

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output
is data that has been processed into a useful form
monitor
a display device that is packages as a separate peripheral
monochrome
means the information appears in one color on a different color background
LCD monitor
a desktop monitor that uses a liquid crystal display to produce images
LCD
uses a liquid compound to present information on a display device
thin film transistor display
uses a separate transistor to apply charges to each liquid crystal cell and thus displays high quality color that is viewable from all angles
candela
is the standard unit of luminous intensity
dot pitch
sometimes called pixel pitch is the distance in millimeters between pixels on a display device
contrast ratio
describes the difference in light intensity between the brightest white and the darkest black that can be displayed on an lcd monitor
plasma monitor
is a display device that uses gas plasma technology which sandwiches a layer of gas between two glass plates
HDTV
is the most advanced form of digital television working with digital broadcast signals transmitting digital sound
crt monitor
is a desktop monitor that contains a cathode ray tube which is a large sealed glass tube
printer
is an output device that produces text and graphics on a physical medium
nonimpact printer
forms characters and graphics on a piece of paper without actually striking the paper
ink jet printer
is a type of noimpact printer that forms characters and graphics by spraying tiny drops of liquid ink onto a piece of paper
laser printer
high speed high quality nonimpact printer
printer control language
is a standard printer language that supports the fonts and layout used in standard office documents
impact printer
forms characters and graphics on a piece of paper by striking a mechanism against an inked ribbon that physically contacts the paper