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Unit 2 Terms

Computer An electronic device that processes data.
Personal Computer An electronic device that processes data that is used by one person at a time.
Central Processing Unit A small chip that performs calculations and carries out all the instructions you give to your computer.
Bit The smallest unit of information,always either a 1 or a 0.
Byte The building block for all information that flows through the computer.
Hardware The collection of physical devices that make up your computer system.
Input When a user enters information into a computer.
Output When a computer delivers information back to the user.
Random-access Memory (RAM) Permanent information on your computer.
Read-only Memory (ROM) Temporary information that your computer uses only when you work with particular files.
Storage Device Where you keep important information.
Software A set of instructions that makes it possible to perform tasks.
Operating System The main program that makes your computer work.
Network A group of computers connected together.
Drive The largest storage area.
Folder A place to save and organize files.
File A collection of data.
Save As A command that lets you rename a file.
Shortcut An icon that's a direct link to a file or folder.
Keyword A word or words keyed into a search box that matches the topic you're looking for.
Content Search A list of categories and topics you search through for information.
Keyword Search A search in which you key one or more keywords that give results including all of the topics.
Created by: Sevanna77