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Unit 2

TermDefinition
Computer It is an electronic device that processes data.
Personal Computer (PC) It is used by one person at a time.
Central Processing Unit (CPU) It is like the brain of the computer. It is a small chip that performs calculations and carries out all the instructions you give to your computer.
Bit It is the smallest unit of information, always either a 1 or a 0.
Byte It is the building block for all information that flows through a computer.
Hardware It is the collection of physical devices that make up your computer system.
Input It is when a user enters information into a computer.
Output It's when a computer delivers information back to a user.
Random-Access Memory (RAM) The temporary information that a computer uses only when it works with a particular file.
Read-Only Memory (ROM) The permanent information on your hard drive.
Storage Device It is where you save a file and move the information from RAM into the storage device.
Software It is a set of instructions that makes it possible for your computer to perform tasks.
Operating System (OS) It is the main program that makes your computer work.
Network It is a group of computers connected together.
Drive It is the largest storage area.
Folder It is a place to save and organize files, such as documents or pictures.
File It is a collection of data.
Save As This lets you rename a file and, at the same time, copy the file by saving it to a new location.
Shortcut It is an icon that is a direct link to a file or a folder.
Keyword It is a word (or words) keyed into a search box that matches the topic you are looking for.
Content Search It is where you look for information from a list of categories and topics, this is like using a book's table of contents.
Keyword Search It is where you key one or more words. The search results include all of the topics in which the keywords appear.
Created by: KarinaK