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Computer and Computer Systems

TermDefinition
arithmetic/logic unit the part of the central processing unit that performs arithmetic computations and logical operations
central processing unit also known as the brains of the computer
circuit board a thin plate or board that contains electronic components
computer electronic device that receives processes and stores data
control unit the part of the central processing unit that control the flow of information through the processor
data information entered into the computer to be processed that consist of text numbers sounds and images
hard disk a data storage unit inside a computer that can store a large quantity of data
hardware the actual machine
information output produced by a computer
memory short term or long termway to store a file or information
mobile devices small general purpose computers that can be generally fit into the palm of your hand
motherboard circuit board mounted in a computer case that contains integral components
notebook computers small personal computers that contain the monitor with a built in keyboard
random access memory short term memory located on the motherboard that the computer can read from and write to temporairly
read-only memory store specific instruction needed for a computer operations
server a general purpose computer that can support a few or hundreds of users
software instruction or program for controlling the computer
supercomputer fastest type of the computer used for specialized applications to process enormous amounts of data
tablet pc personal computer similar in size and thickness to a notepad
USB flashdrive a small removable data storage device
Created by: lsuboy95