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16 terms
Computer Key Terms
Hardware
CPU
GHZ
Software
Physical components of the computer
Central processing unit/brain of computer (microprocessor)
speed at which computer processes information (billions of by…
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a comput…
Hardware
Physical components of the computer
CPU
Central processing unit/brain of computer (microprocessor)
22 terms
Computer Lab Key Terms
Desktop
Workstation
Internet
Website
The initial screen that is displayed when an OS has a GUI int…
A computer that runs a desktop operating system and connects…
A global network connecting millions of computers, making it…
A collection of related webpages with a starting point or hom…
Desktop
The initial screen that is displayed when an OS has a GUI int…
Workstation
A computer that runs a desktop operating system and connects…
13 terms
Computer Terms
Input
Output
Bit
Byte
The raw information, or data, that is entered into a computer.
The result of a computer's processing, displayed on-screen, p…
Short for Binary Digit. Smallest unit of information with val…
A group of bits combined into groups of eight or more.
Input
The raw information, or data, that is entered into a computer.
Output
The result of a computer's processing, displayed on-screen, p…
13 terms
Computer Terms
Input
Output
Bit
Byte
The raw information, or data, that is entered into a computer.
The result of a computer's processing, displayed on-screen, p…
Short for Binary Digit. Smallest unit of information with val…
A group of bits combined into groups of eight or more.
Input
The raw information, or data, that is entered into a computer.
Output
The result of a computer's processing, displayed on-screen, p…
25 terms
Computer Science Key Terms
Abstraction
Arguments
Authentication
Backlog
Making something more general by losing some detail.
The values that a program provides to a function.
When two parties exchange information so that they trust th…
A prioritized list of features to add to a program.
Abstraction
Making something more general by losing some detail.
Arguments
The values that a program provides to a function.
Computer Key Terms
technology
monitor
mouse
keyboard
science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems…
A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphi…
An input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surfac…
A simple computer input device comprising a set of alphabetic…
technology
science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems…
monitor
A device similar to a television set used as to give a graphi…
14 terms
Computer Key Terms
Hardware
CPU
GHZ
Software
Physical components
Brain of the computer (CPU)
Gigahertz, speed at which a computer processes information
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
Hardware
Physical components
CPU
Brain of the computer (CPU)
10 terms
Computer Key Terms
Motherboard
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
BIT
Read-Only Memory (ROM)
A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's ma…
the part of a computer that does most of the data processing.
One eight of a BYTE.... Memonic: I ate a bit of a byte.
memory that is permanently stored within a computer
Motherboard
A circuit board that contains all of the computer system's ma…
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
the part of a computer that does most of the data processing.
20 terms
Computer Science Key Terms
Ring Topology
Bus Topology
Star Topology
Mesh Topology
In a ring topology there is one cable to one computer. They h…
A bus topology is when the terminators hold the wire taut - t…
In a star topology there is a central computer. Each computer…
A mesh network is a local area network (LAN) that employs one…
Ring Topology
In a ring topology there is one cable to one computer. They h…
Bus Topology
A bus topology is when the terminators hold the wire taut - t…
17 terms
Computer terms
laptop
desktop
screen
keyboard
also called monitor
laptop
desktop
34 terms
computer key terms
adder
AND
arithmetic logic unit (ALU):
Boolean basic identities:
The circuit in the CPU responsible for adding binary numbers.
Boolean operator that returns a true value only if both opera…
The portion of the CPU responsible for mathematical operation…
A set of laws that apply to Boolean expressions and define wa…
adder
The circuit in the CPU responsible for adding binary numbers.
AND
Boolean operator that returns a true value only if both opera…
37 terms
Programming key terms (GCSE Computer Science)
Algorithm
Pseudocode
Flow chart
Process
A series of steps designed to solve a problem
A method of describing an algorithm using structured English…
A diagrammatic method of showing the structure and data flow…
A flow chart symbol that defines and processing to be complet…
Algorithm
A series of steps designed to solve a problem
Pseudocode
A method of describing an algorithm using structured English…
20 terms
Computer Science Key Terms
WAN (Wide Area Network)
Star Topology
Mesh Topology
LAN (Local Area Network)
Connects computers over a large area such as a town, city or…
In a star topology there is a central computer. Each computer…
A mesh network is a local area network (LAN) that employs one…
Connects computers over a building or a site.
WAN (Wide Area Network)
Connects computers over a large area such as a town, city or…
Star Topology
In a star topology there is a central computer. Each computer…
11 terms
Computer Systems Key terms
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
ALU (arithmetic logic unit)
control unit/controller
Bus
A component that performs calculations, fetches and executes…
carries out calculations as well as similar numeric functions.
responsible for retrieving data and instructions from the cor…
A bus can consist of a single wire (serial bus) or a number o…
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
A component that performs calculations, fetches and executes…
ALU (arithmetic logic unit)
carries out calculations as well as similar numeric functions.
30 terms
Computer Science Key Terms
Accumulator Variable
Aggregator Variable
Algorithm
Best-So-Far Variable
Maintains a running total.
Stores a list of values built up over time and remembers sepa…
A step-by-step procedure (like instructions for a recipe)
Keeps track of a record best or worst and updates when a new…
Accumulator Variable
Maintains a running total.
Aggregator Variable
Stores a list of values built up over time and remembers sepa…
13 terms
Computer Science Key Terms
HTML
Bit
Nibble
Byte
System used for tagging text files achieve font, colour, grap…
Binary Digit 1 or 0
4 Bits
8 Bits
HTML
System used for tagging text files achieve font, colour, grap…
Bit
Binary Digit 1 or 0
15 terms
Computer Key Terms
CPU
GHZ
Software
Applications
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (m…
(Gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
Is a software program. Term app was made popular by Apple
CPU
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (m…
GHZ
(Gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
15 terms
Computer Key terms
Hardware
CPU
GHZ
Software
Physical components
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (…
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
Hardware
Physical components
CPU
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (…
13 terms
Key Terms for Computer Science
Output Device
Input Device
Hardware
Software
An output device is a piece of hardware that is used to displ…
An input device is a peripheral (piece of computer hardware e…
Hardware is the parts of the computer that you can physically…
Software is something virtual inside of a computer.
Output Device
An output device is a piece of hardware that is used to displ…
Input Device
An input device is a peripheral (piece of computer hardware e…
35 terms
Key terms for Computer
Bit
Binary
GUI
OS
Short for binary digit. what makes up computer language Binary.
Basic language of computer. Made up of 1s and 0s.
Graphic User Interface - Interface that allows you to interac…
Operating System - Program that computer hardware & software…
Bit
Short for binary digit. what makes up computer language Binary.
Binary
Basic language of computer. Made up of 1s and 0s.
20 terms
Computer Key Term
Active Cell:
Auto Sum:
Cell:
An active cell is the cell you are currently working on
A formula that will add up a column or row of numbers
Each individual box on the spreadsheet
Active Cell:
An active cell is the cell you are currently working on
Auto Sum:
A formula that will add up a column or row of numbers
29 terms
Computer Systems Key Terms
Procedural programming
Logic programming
Functional programming
Most significant bit
a program where instructions are given in sequence; selection…
rather than stating what the program should do, in __________…
a function, in mathematics, takes in a value or values and re…
the bit in a multiple-bit binary number with the largest valu…
Procedural programming
a program where instructions are given in sequence; selection…
Logic programming
rather than stating what the program should do, in __________…
21 terms
Computer Key Term
Active Cell
Auto Sum:
Cell:
An active cell is the cell you are currently working on
A formula that will add up a column or row of numbers
Each individual box on the spreadsheet
Active Cell
An active cell is the cell you are currently working on
Auto Sum:
A formula that will add up a column or row of numbers
44 terms
Computer Key Terms
Different Types of Hardware
Hard Drive
CPU
Microprocessor
...
...
...
...
Different Types of Hardware
...
Hard Drive
...
80 terms
Computer Key Terms
Input devices
Output devices
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Embedded computer
any hardware component that allows users to enter data and in…
any hardware component that conveys info to one or more people
type of user interface that allows a user to interact with so…
special purpose computer that functions as a component in a l…
Input devices
any hardware component that allows users to enter data and in…
Output devices
any hardware component that conveys info to one or more people
16 terms
Computer Key Terms
Ampere
Anode
Battery
Circuit
A unit of measure of the rate of current flow. One ampere equ…
The positively charged structure within a voltaic cell.
A device used to convert chemical energy into electric energy…
An electrical path between two points.
Ampere
A unit of measure of the rate of current flow. One ampere equ…
Anode
The positively charged structure within a voltaic cell.
43 terms
computer science key terms
Accumulator Variable
Aggregator Variable
Agile Design
Algorithm
Maintains a running total
Stores a list of values built up over time and remembers sepa…
A method of software development that emphasizes frequent cli…
A step-by-step procedure, like a recipe, but often involving…
Accumulator Variable
Maintains a running total
Aggregator Variable
Stores a list of values built up over time and remembers sepa…
22 terms
Computer terms
laptop
desktop
screen
keyboard
also called monitor
laptop
desktop
8 terms
Computer Terms
Application Software
Binary Code
Boot
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
A type of software that include programs that help people do…
The language a computer can understand
Process of starting or resetting a computer
A silicon chip that processes data and carries out instructio…
Application Software
A type of software that include programs that help people do…
Binary Code
The language a computer can understand
15 terms
Computer key terms
Hardware
CPU
gigahertz
Software
Physical components
Centeral processing unit known as the brain of the computer
speed at which computer processes information, billions of by…
set of instructions that allows you to interest
Hardware
Physical components
CPU
Centeral processing unit known as the brain of the computer
15 terms
Computer Key Terms
CPU
GHZ
Software
Applications
Central processing unit known as the brain of the computer (M…
Gigahertz speed at which computer processes information GHz-…
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
is a software program term app was made popular by apple
CPU
Central processing unit known as the brain of the computer (M…
GHZ
Gigahertz speed at which computer processes information GHz-…
13 terms
Computer Key Terms
CPU
GHZ
Software
Applications
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (m…
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
is a software program. Term app was made popular by Apple.
CPU
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (m…
GHZ
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
15 terms
Computer Key Terms
Hardware
CPU
GHZ
Software
Physical Components
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (m…
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
Set of instructions that allow you to interact with a computer.
Hardware
Physical Components
CPU
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer (m…
15 terms
Computer Key Terms
Hardware
CPU
Software
Applications
Physical components
Central Processing Unit
A set of instructions that allows you to interact with a comp…
A software program (Apps)
Hardware
Physical components
CPU
Central Processing Unit
16 terms
Computer Key terms
Hardware
CPU
GHZ
Software
Physical components of the computer
Central processing unit/brain of computer (microprocessor)
speed at which computer processes information (billions of by…
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
Hardware
Physical components of the computer
CPU
Central processing unit/brain of computer (microprocessor)
Computer Key Terms
Hardware
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
Hyperlink
Address
Physical components
Website address
icon or graphic or text that links you to another page, websi…
A data concept used at various levels by software and hardwar…
Hardware
Physical components
URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
Website address
16 terms
Computer Key Terms.
Internet
URL
Hyperlink
Network
Worlds largest network of computers
(uniform resource locator), website address
icon graphic or text that links you to another web page, webs…
one or more computers connected to each other.
Internet
Worlds largest network of computers
URL
(uniform resource locator), website address
15 terms
Computer Key Terms
CPU
GHZ (gigahertz)
Software
Applications(Apps)
Central processing unit known as the brain of the computer
speed at which computer processes information GHz-Billions of…
set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
a software program. Term made popular by Apple
CPU
Central processing unit known as the brain of the computer
GHZ (gigahertz)
speed at which computer processes information GHz-Billions of…
16 terms
review computer key terms
CPU
GHZ
Applications
web browser
Central processing unit as the brain of the computer (micropr…
gigahertz speed at which computer processes information GHz-B…
is a software program. Term app was made popular by Apple.
software that allows you to explore the internet. without a w…
CPU
Central processing unit as the brain of the computer (micropr…
GHZ
gigahertz speed at which computer processes information GHz-B…
15 terms
Computer Key Terms
CPU
GHZ
Software
Applications(apps)
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer(mi…
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information Ghz…
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a computer
A software program. Term app was made popular by Apple.
CPU
Central Processing unit known as the brain of the computer(mi…
GHZ
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information Ghz…
38 terms
Computer key terms
Hard drive
Microprocessor(CPU)
GHZ
RAM
the brain that permanently stores and retrieves information
handles all instructions it receives from hardware and softwa…
(gigahertz) speed at which computer processes information GHz…
a hardware device that allows information to be stored and re…
Hard drive
the brain that permanently stores and retrieves information
Microprocessor(CPU)
handles all instructions it receives from hardware and softwa…
16 terms
Computer key terms
Hardware
CPU
GHZ
Software
Physical components of the computer
Central processing unit
speed at which computer processes information (billions of by…
Set of instructions that allows you to interact with a comput…
Hardware
Physical components of the computer
CPU
Central processing unit
34 terms
Computer Key Terms
Hardware
CPU
Any physical component of a computer.
Central processing unit known as the brain
Hardware
Any physical component of a computer.
CPU
Central processing unit known as the brain
43 terms
Computer key Terms
Hardware
CPU
Hard drive
Microprocessor
A physical component of a computer system that contains a cir…
A CPU handles all of the computer's instructions
A nonvolatile memory hardware device that stores and retrieve…
The central processing unit of a computer.
Hardware
A physical component of a computer system that contains a cir…
CPU
A CPU handles all of the computer's instructions
17 terms
Computer Terms
browser
boot up
central processing unit
hardware
a program that allows you to search the Internet
turning on the computer ... and becoming operational
This is the brain of the computer that carries out the functi…
the physical parts of a computer like the monitor,... keyboard,…
browser
a program that allows you to search the Internet
boot up
turning on the computer ... and becoming operational
18 terms
Computer Key Terms
Alignment
Bullets
Bulleted List
Character
Is when paragraphs are lines up along a document's left or ri…
Are symbol,shapes,or images such as dots?diamonds or arrows
Each item begins with a bullet
Is am individual letter,number,symbol,or punctuation mark
Alignment
Is when paragraphs are lines up along a document's left or ri…
Bullets
Are symbol,shapes,or images such as dots?diamonds or arrows
34 terms
computer science key terms
internet
ARPANET
network
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
a worldwide collection of computers and computer networks tha…
was the original internet and had only four nodes
collection of two or more computers that are connected to sha…
a company that is permanently connected to the Internet Backb…
internet
a worldwide collection of computers and computer networks tha…
ARPANET
was the original internet and had only four nodes
9 terms
Computer Key Terms
work station
microprocessor
minicomputer
mainframe
powerful, single-user, more powerful microprocessor than PCs
chip which is the master control circuit of a computer
multi-user computer designed to handle hundreds of users at t…
powerful, multi-user computer; can support hundreds or thousa…
work station
powerful, single-user, more powerful microprocessor than PCs
microprocessor
chip which is the master control circuit of a computer
20 terms
Computer Concepts Key Terms
all-in-one computer
Augmented reality
Blade server
Bluetooth
Computers that have all of the hardware integrated with the m…
An experience where the real-world is supplemented with compu…
A thin unit that can slide in and out of a rack that holds ma…
A short-range wireless technology used in devices such as han…
all-in-one computer
Computers that have all of the hardware integrated with the m…
Augmented reality
An experience where the real-world is supplemented with compu…
41 terms
Computer key terms
CPU
Hard drive
microprocesser
GHZ
it is the central processing unit of the computer ... the brain…
is a non-volatile memory hardware device that permanently sto…
it is the main part of the computer
is a unit of measurement for alternating current ... speed at wi…
CPU
it is the central processing unit of the computer ... the brain…
Hard drive
is a non-volatile memory hardware device that permanently sto…
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