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TermDefinition
computer An electronic device that processes data.
personal computer (pc) Is used by one person at a time
bit The smallest unit of informitiom alwaus either a 1 or a 0
byte eight bits make a byte, the building block for all information that flows through a computer
hardware Is the collection of physical devicess that make up your computer system.
input Is where a user enters information into a computer.
output Is when a computer delivers information back to a user.
random-access memory (RAM) the temporary information that uses only when it works with a particalar file
read-only memory (ROM) the permanent information on your hard drive.
storage device when you save a file it is moved from ram to storage device
software is a set of intructions that make it possibale for your computer to perform its task
operating system (OS) software is the main program that makes your computer work
network is a group of computers conected together
drive Is the largest stroage area
folder Is a place to save and organize files, such as documents or pictures
file Is a collection of data.
Save As Is where you can duplicate, or copy a file using the Save As command
shortcut Is a icon that is a direct link to afile or folder.
keyword Is a word or words keyed into a search box that matches the topic you are looking for.
content search Look for information from a list of categories and topics.
keyword search Key one or more keywords
central processing unit (CPU) is basically the same as the brain
Created by: tiffany_ferguson