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11.12.14 HardwareVoc

TermDefinition
Motherboard A printed circuit board containing the principal components of a computer or other device, with connectors into which other circuit boards can be slotted.
Computer Input An input device for a computer that allows you to enter information.
Data Information processed or stored by a computer.
Memory Computers store data in digital format, which means the information can always be called up exactly the way it was stored.
Integrated Circuit Small chip that can function as an amplifier, oscillator, timer, microprocessor, or even computer memory.
Central Processing Unit (CPU) The primary component of a computer that processes instructions.
RAM RAM is made up of small memory chips that form a memory module.
Bit A bit (short for "binary digit") is the smallest unit of measurement used to quantify computer data.
Analog Device Is usually a combination of both analog machine and analog media that can together measure, record, or reproduce continuous information, for example, the almost infinite number of grades of transparency, voltage, resistance, rotation, or pressure.
Output Device Any device that outputs information from a computer
Digital Device Digital information is stored using a series of ones and zeros.
Video Card Used to process the graphics portion of the processing load.
Input Device An input device is any device that provides input to a computer.
Bios Is a program pre-installed on Windows-based computers (not on Macs) that the computer uses to start up.
Hard Disk Drive Is the mechanism that controls the positioning, reading, and writing of the hard disk, which furnishes the largest amount of data storage for the PC.
Supercomputer A high performance computing machine designed to have extremely fast processing speeds.
Computer Is a programmable machine.
Server Is a computer that provides data to other computers.
Processing Operate on (computer data) by means of a program.
Created by: Gabbie_111