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CUT5 1.1

Computers: Understanding Tech 5e 1.1

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information technology (IT) The use of computer, electronics, and telecommunications equipment and technologies to gather, process, store, and transfer data.
digital An electronic signal that’s processed, sent, and stored in discrete (separate) parts called bits.
embedded computer A special-purpose computer, consisting of a chip that performs one or a few specific actions. Also called embedded system.
general-purpose computer A computer with multiple microprocessor chips providing numerous powerful capabilities that works with programs that enable the system to perform a range of complex processes and calculations.
computer An electronic device with chips, memory, and storage that operates under a set of program instructions; a computer accepts user data, works with the data according to the program, produces results (information), and stores the results.
program A set of instructions executed by a computer. Types of programs include operating systems, utilities, and applications.
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