Computer Appli Ch. 2 Vocab

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Internet
a worldwide collection of networks that link millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals.
IP Address
a number that uniquely identifies each computer or device connected to the internet.
Domain Name
the text version of an IP address.
World Wide Web
consists of a worldwide collection of electronic documents (Web pages).
Web Browser
allows users to access Web pages and Web 2.0 programs.
Downloading
the process of receiving information.
Search Engine
finds information related to a specific topic.
Graphic
a digital representation of nontext information (picture, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
Video
consists of full-motion images that are played back at various speeds.
Plug-in
program that extends the capability of a Web browser.
E-commerce
a business transaction that occurs over an electronic network.
E-mail
the transmission of messages and files via a computer network.
Instant Messaging
a real-time Internet communications service.
Chat
a real-time typed conversation that takes place on a computer.
Netiquette
the code of acceptable Internet behavior.