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technology vocab

QuestionAnswer
Buttons, multimedia A "hotspot" used in multimedia applications to navigate from one place to another or to activate elements (e.g., sound, movies, animation).
Calculate The working of mathematical equations. Formulas that are usually used in spreadsheets allow the computer to automatically perform calculations.
Cell The space at the intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet.
Chart A way to present information from a spreadsheet in the form of graphs or tables.
Circle graph A picture showing the relationship of two or more sets of data using a circle.
Clip art Drawings you can add to your documents or presentations. Clip art includes cartoons, maps, symbols, and flags.
Column The vertical divisions in a spreadsheet that are named with an alphabetical letter.
Copy To make an exact copy of information in your document, so you can place in order to duplicate it in a new location.
CPU (Central Processing Unit) The main chip that allows computers to do millions of calculations per second and makes it possible for users to write letters and balance your checkbook.
Credits To give reference to the creator and source of the information used in a presentation.
Cursor This is where the action is located on your screen, represented by a flashing line.
Database Software application that helps manage large collections of information. A simple database might be a single file containing many records, with the same set of fields.
Delete A key used to erase characters.
Descending Order Organizing or sorting information in order from largest to smallest, Z-A or 9-1.
Desktop The background on the windows, menus, and dialog boxes on a PC. It is supposed to represent a desk.
desktop publishing Using features of word processing/DTP software to format and produce documents, letters, reports, flyers, and newsletters with graphics
Domain The part of an Internet address that identifies where a person's account is located. For example, in the address support@studyisland.com the domain is everything after the @.
Email Sending and receiving messages through a computer network. This process requires a computer, modem or network connection, and an email address. It is convenient because all messages are sent and received immediately over short or long distances
Edit To make changes in a document or presentation
Enter/Return The key used to begin a new line in a word processor, or to enter information into a spreadsheet. It is the same as clicking OK in a dialog box.
Entry bar The field where information is entered in a spreadsheet.
Field A place in a database record where a category of information can be entered or located.
File A set of related records in a database.
firewall Technology that prevents users from visiting inappropriate Web sites, and protects the network from unauthorized users.
font The shape and style of text
Format To set the margins, tabs, font or line spacing in layout of a document.
Freeware Software written and then donated to the public, so anyone is free to copy it and share it with their friends. This is not the same as shareware or commercial software, which is supposed to be paid for
GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) (Pronounced "jiff.") A file format for pictures, photographs, and drawings that are compressed so that they can be sent across telephone lines quickly. Format widely used on electronic bulletin boards and the Internet and are limited to 256 colors
Graph A picture shows the relationship of one or more sets of numbers to each other. Some graph types are line, bar, area, and pie graphs.
Graphic Images/pictures created, edited, and/or published using a computer.
Hacker An unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files.
Hardware Part of the computer system such as a keyboard, screen, mouse, joystick, printer, speakers, etc.
Highlight or Select To choose part of a document by clicking and dragging over it with the mouse to highlight the text.
Home page An introductory screen on a Web page on the World Wide Web, used to welcome visitors. A home page can include special text or graphics on which you click to jump to related information on other pages on the Web.
Home row Keys on the keyboard with fingers of the left hand are on A-S-D-F and fingers on the right hand on J-K-L-;.
Host The name given to a computer directly connected to the Internet. Host computers are associated with computer networks, online services, or bulletin board systems.
Hyperlink or Hypertext Special text when clicked jumps the user from one related topic to another.
Illustration Clip art, graphics or drawings on a computer
Indent Term given to the network of computers that provide information worldwide.
Internet Term given to the network of computers that provide information worldwide.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts) A standard for shrinking graphics so they can be sent faster between modems and take up less space on your hard drive. These graphics can be reduced to 5 percent of their original size, but the image quality deteriorates.
Keyboard The hardware device used to enter letters into the computer.
Keyword A word or reference point used to describe content on a Web page that search engines use to properly index the page.
Label The term given to the words entered on a spreadsheet usually naming a column.
Landscape The page setup that permits a document to be printed in a horizontal position.
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