Lesson 1-1 What is a computer?

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Computer

A machine changes information from one form to another by performing four basic actions.

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Input

Raw information that is entered in to a computer.

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Bit

A number that is a building block for computer languages;short for binary digit.

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Processing

A task a comuter carries out with data.

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Byte

A group of bits combinede into groups of 8 or more.

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Output

The result of a computers processing displayed on screen,printed on paper or heard through a speaker.

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Storage

Devices such as hard drives and CDROM drives, that permantly hold data and program to use.

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Hardware

The computers phisical parts

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Central Processing Unit

This is a device for processing data.

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Random Accessing Memory

To store data and instructions while the computer is working