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Computer Vocabulary


Computer vocabulary list

backup

a copy of a program or file that is stored separately from the original.

bit

a fundamental unit of information having just two possible values, as either of the binary digits 0 or 1.

byte

a sequence of adjacent bits, usually eight, operated on as a unit by a computer.

browser

a program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks.

Bluetooth

a standard for the short-range wireless interconnection of cellular phones, computers, and other electronic devices.

bug

a defect in the code or routine of a program.

cache

a small high-speed memory that improves computer performance.

CDROM

a compact disk that functions as read-only memory.

command

a line of code written as part of a computer program

copy, cut and paste

copy: copy the contents of a computer.
cut: remove a part of a document or graphics file.
paste: insert (text, graphics, or other data) into a document or file.

CPU

this stands for central processing unit, the most important part of a computer.

database

a systematized collection of data that can be accessed immediately and manipulated by a data-processing system for a specific purpose

DOS

this stands for Disk Operating System, a computer processing system for computers.

driver

a piece of software that enables a computer to communicate with a peripheral device.

email

electronic mail, message or messages sent or received from one computer to another.

file

a collection of related data or program records stored as a unit with a single name.

format

to prepare (a computer disk) so that it can store information in a particular format

icon

a picture on a screen that represents a specific file, directory, window, option, or program.

hardware

a computer and the associated physical equipment directly involved in the performance of data-processing or communications functions.

memory

a unit of a computer that preserves data for retrieval or capacity for storing information

modem

a device for connecting two computers by a telephone line

operating system

software that controls the overall operation of a computer system. Examples of operating sytems include Windows 7, OS X, Unix, iOS...

peripheral

An auxiliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works in conjunction with a computer.

printer

a device that prints text or graphics on paper.

scanner

a computer peripheral device enabling printed material, including characters and diagrams, to be scanned and converted into a form that can be stored in a computer.

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