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Tech. study guide

Technology vocabulary study guide

TermDefinition
.com A website extension that identifies the site as a commercial site
.edu A website extension that identifies the site as an educational institution, college or university
.org A website extension that identifies the site as a non-profit/non-governmental organization
Alias A file that points to another item, such as a program, document, folder, or disk.
C++ A popular programming language
Cc Carbon copy or Confidential Copy—send a copy of an email to another person
CD-ROM (Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory) a storage media that is able to store up to 660MB of information (e.g., text, graphics, audio, and full-motion video)
Configure to set the details or structure of a system (e.g., operating system)
Copyright Form of protection for original works done
CPU Central Processing Unit. Brain of the computer
Dingbats Picture fonts
Drill down Moving from a general level to a detailed level
Ethernet a system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a LAN
Processor - the central processing unit the central processing unit
Trade mark word name or symbol used to trade, indicate source of goods, and to distinguish them
Terabyte It's about a trillion bytes and is 2 to the 40th power or 1,009,511,627,776 bytes
Curriculum Framework provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation
Environmental Probe computer peripheral that senses environmental data and communicates reading into computer
FAQ acronym for Frequently Asked Questions
GIF image format, an acronym for Graphical Interchange Format
Graphic Applications Software computer software that enables the user to create or manipulate graphs and images
Graphic organizing software Visual representation of the material a student is learning
Hits number of matches made by a search engine like Google in a search.
Hour glass picture showing that the computer is “thinking” before it performs your command
HTML coding language used to create internet documents
Intranet local or restricted communications network, especially a private network
ISP (Internet Service Provider) A group that provides access to the internet.
Macro A series of actions that occur following one key stroke
Platform computer hardware and the operating system that runs on it
Curriculum Framework provides curriculum content, organization, and presentation
Environmental Probe computer peripheral that senses environmental data and communicates reading into computer
FAQ acronym for Frequently Asked Questions
GIF image format, an acronym for Graphical Interchange Format
Graphic Applications Software computer software that enables the user to create or manipulate graphs and images
Graphic organizing software Visual representation of the material a student is learning
Hits number of matches made by a search engine like Google in a search.
Hour glass picture showing that the computer is “thinking” before it performs your command
HTML coding language used to create internet documents
Intranet local or restricted communications network, especially a private network
ISP (Internet Service Provider) A group that provides access to the internet.
Macro A series of actions that occur following one key stroke
Platform computer hardware and the operating system that runs on it
Chevron Double arrows at end of tool bar that allow you to show buttons on two rows
Clipboard program that saves information you copy, to be pasted into a program later
Data Anything that is recorded or used for processing or anything that transfers
Database One or more large structured sets of persistent data, associated with software to update/query data.
Digital a series of small samples of data playing together very quickly (30,000 times a second)
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