Computer Technology Vocabulary 2

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Powerful desktop computers designed for specialized tasks such as design tasks ( medical imaging and computer-aided design)

workstations

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A portable microcomputer

Notebook

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A computer that handles requests for data, e-mail, file transfers, and other network services from other computers (clients)

Server

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Whatever is put into a computer system supplied by environment, person, other computer.

Input

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Information consisting of text, numbers, sounds, and images that is entered into the computer to be processed.

Data

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Processing results produced by the computer

Output

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Each piece of information.

Bit

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One integrated unit that cannot easily be removed from the computer.

Hard Disk

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A small and portable kind of disk.

Floppy Disk

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Prepares a disk for use on a specific type of drive; imprints a disk with the information it needs to work in that particular kind of drive.

Formatting

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Disk that can store up to 680 MB of data; data can only be read from it.

CD

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The number of pixels or dots that a monitor can display.

Resolution

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Graphic images or symbols that represent applications (programs), files, disk drives, documents, etc.

Icons

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Infects a set of instructions in a mini program.

Macro Virus

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A computer or software on a network that supplies the network with data and storage.

Server

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A small, pocket-sized computer designed to run on its own power supply and provide users with basic applications.

Handheld

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A method for representing numbers using only two digits, 0 and 1.

Base 2 binary code

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The words, numbers, and graphics used as the basis for human actions and decisions.

Information

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The case or box that contains the computer’s power supply, storage devices, main circuit board, processor, and memory

System Unit

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A measure of frequency equivalent to 1 million cycles per second.

Megahertz (Mhz)

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The smallest unit in a graphic image or computer display.

Pixel

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An operating system that runs two or more programs at the same time.

Multitasking

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A unique identifying number assigned to each computer connected to the Internet.

IP Address

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Floppy disk technology manufactured by Iomega available in 100 MB and 250 MB versions.

Zip disk

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An acronym for compact disc-rewritable.

CD-RW