5th Grade Computer Vocab Part 1

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Computer vocab
updated 8 years ago by tiscomputer
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backspace key

A key that moves the cursor or insertion point backward one character space.

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computer

A programmable machine.

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program

An organized list of instructions that, when executed, causes the computer to behave in a predetermined manner.

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floppy disk

A soft magnetic disk.

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Enter key

A key that moves the cursor (or insertion point) to the beginning of the next line.

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Escape key

A key on computer keyboards, usually labeled Esc. the key usually cancels or aborts the current operation

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menu

A list of commands or options from which you can choose

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home row

the row on a computer keyboard that contains the keys to which four fingers of each hand return as a base, on a QWERTY keyboard being A, S, D, and F for the left hand and J, K, L, and the semicolon for the right.

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Internet

A global network connecting millions of computers.

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keyboard

The set of typewriter-like keys that enables you to enter data into a computer.

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log on

To make a computer system or network recognize you so that you can begin a computer session.

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monitor

Another term for display screen.

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mouse

A device that controls the movement of the cursor or pointer on a display screen.