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8th Grade Terms #2

8th Grade Term Quiz #2

A specific named location on a storage medium that contains related documents. FOLDER
The way the letters and characters look on your screen. FONT
Special keys programmed to issue commands to a computer. FUNCTION KEYS
One billion bytes of information. GB
Printed information that exists physically and is a more permanent form of output. HARDCOPY
A type of storage device that contains one or more inflexible, circular platters that use magnetic particles to store data, instructions, and information. HARD DISK
Electric, electronic, and mechanical components contained in a computer. HARDWARE
Wireless network that provides Wi-Fi Internet connections to mobile computers and other devices. HOT SPOTS
A small graphic image or picture that represents a program, program task, or a document. ICON
Any hardware component that allows users to enter data and instructions into a computer. INPUT DEVICE
The world's largest network, a worldwide collection of networks that links together millions of businesses, government agencies, education institutions and individuals. INTERNET
A business that provides access to the internet usually on a subscription basis. ISP
One thousand bytes or characters of information. KILOBYTE
One million bytes or characters of information. MEGABYTE
Temporary storage place for data, instructions, and information consisting of one or more chips in the motherboard in the computer. Sometimes called the primary storage. MEMORY
Type of memory card capable of storing between 1 and 16 GB of data. MEMORY STICK
A list of commands or options displayed on your screen that allow you to perform tasks. MENU
A telecommunications peripheral device that allows computers to communicate with one another via conventional telephone lines. MODEM
A circuit board which contains most of the major electronic components of the computer. MOTHERBOARD
A "pointing" device that allows you to move your text cursor and to point and click icons and menu options. MOUSE
Created by: Sueanne Hill