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 of plastic coated with magnetic material and used for storing data.
A connector inside a computer desgned to allow a user to add printed circuit boards daughter boards to the motherboard.
A reusable magnetic storage medium that uses a
thin mylar circular disk as a 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 datais collected and entered into the computer.
Circuitry whose parts are etched together on a small silicon chip less than fourth of an inch square.
A list of choices shown on the screen from which the user picks a command or data to enter into the computer..
The main ciruit board of a computer housing the microprocessor and providing the means of connecting all the 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 step in the data processing flow in which information comes from a computer as a result of processing.
The section of a computer that holds instructions, data, and intermediate and final results during processing; also known as internal storage, main storage, primary storage, or random access memory (RAM)
Random Acess Memory
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 interpreting it.
Read Only Memory
Form of primary memory that holds items that can be read but not erased or changed by normal comuter input.
A machine that changes images from paper or photos into a digital form that the computer can use.
A c~mpuler program that imitates a real-world situation; it can show what happens when conditions in that situations are changed.