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Unit 2

Technology Literacy

TermDefinition
Applications the action of putting something into operation.
Boolean Search Logic Use of Boolean operators (also called logical operators) such as AND, OR, NOT, in making keyword-based text searches more precise. Boolean operators can be used with most database and web-search engines.
Browser a program with a graphical user interface for displaying HTML files, used to navigate the World Wide Web.
Communication the imparting or exchanging of information or news.
CPU central processing unit is the brain of your computer. It handles all the instructions you give your computer.
Digital Camera a camera that records and stores digital images
Digital Video Camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition, initially developed by the television industry but now common in other applications as well.
Download copy (data) from one computer system to another, typically over the Internet
E-Mail messages distributed by electronic means from one computer user to one or more recipients via a network
Hardware the machines, wiring, and other physical components of a computer or other electronic system
HTML Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.
Hyperlink a link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen
Internet a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link several billion devices worldwide.
Science study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
Software the programs and other operating information used by a computer
Surf navigate through the world wide web
Technology the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
URL an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference (an address) to a resource on the Internet.
Virus a piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
WWW an information system on the Internet that allows documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links, enabling the user to search for information by moving from one document to another.
Created by: Gallagher