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an integrated circuit. A thin piece of silicon that contains all the components of an electronic circuit.
a symbol, such as a square or underline bar, that shows where you are on the screen; the cursor may flash or blink
a set of methods for collecting, handling, and outputting data to reach certain goals
a flat, circular piece of metal or plastic coated with magnetic material and used for storing data
a reusable magnetic storage medium that uses a thin mylar circular disk as the storage surface
the physical parts that make up a computer system- for example, keyboards, printers, monitors, and so on
the step in the data processing flow during which data is collected and entered into the computer
1,024 (2^10) storage units (1,024 bytes) often rounded to 1,000; a measure of computer memory
a list of choices shown on the screen from which the user picks a command or data to enter into the computer
the main circuit board of a computer housing the microprocessor and providing the means of connecting all components that make up the computer
a computer input device used as a pointing and drawing instrument by selecting specific positions on the monitor display
the computer generated information that is displayed to the user in some discernible form such as a screen display, printed page, or sound
the section of a computer that holds instructions, data, and intermediate and final results during processing; also known as intermal storage, main storage, primary storage, or random access memory (RAM)
Random Access Memory (RAM)
form of primary memory in which instructions and data can be read, written, or erased
term used to describe the computer's activity of getting an item in memory and interpretting it
Read Only Memory (ROM)
form of primary memory that holds items that can be read but not erased or changed by normal computer input
a machine that changes images from paper or photos into digital form that the computer can use
a computer program that imitates a real-world situation; it can show what happens when conditions in that situation are changed
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