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is data that has been processed into a useful form


a display device that is packages as a separate peripheral


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


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


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


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


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

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