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Bit The smallest unit of info recognized by computer.
Byte A group of bits strung together to form character.
Central Processing Unit (CPU) The "brain" of the computer that Directs all the operations necessary for a computer to turn data into information.
Character A symbol generated on the computer screen by pressing any key.
(CD-ROM) Disks that are used to store data.
Data Facts of figures that are assembled and processed to produce needed info.
Default A particular setting for a variable that is assigned automatically by the software and remains in effect unless changed by the user.
Disk Drive The drive in the CPU where a disk is removed.
Edit To change the contents of a document.
File A document that is stored electronically.
Flash Memory Faster than disk storage with up to 16 GB or more or data transferring over a universal serial bus. (USB)
Floppy Disk A storage device made of flexible plastic material on which electronic data can be recorded.
Format The arrangement of data for storage or display and the method for achieving such an arrangement.
Hard Drive A storage device typically located inside the CPU that is enclosed in an airtight case. This is the main storage device of a computer and are the fastest and have the greatest storage capacity.
Hardware Another name for computer equipment.
Input Device Any hardware device which allows the user to enter data into a computer.
Keyboard The most common method of inputting data into a computer and processing that data.
Modem A communications device that allows a computer to connect to the internet.
Monitor The component of a computer that displays text and images on a screen.
Network Two or more computers that are connected together to share resources such as hardware, date and software.
Output Device A device, such as a printer, video display, or speaker, that presents data from a computer to a user.
Printer Output device that produces text or graphics on paper.
RAM Saves all data while the computer is turned on, ad erases it when it is off.
Router A network device that connects two or more networks to one another.
Save Storing a document or data electronically.
Scanner A device that reads an image.
Storage Device A hardware device capable of holding data or info.
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