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Computers Vocab

Vocab

TermDefinition
coordination how well your hands, feet, eyes, and so on work together to complete a task
muscle memory how the muscles in the body remember how to react
brain-extremity pathways connections from brain to movement points throughout your body
motor skills most of other skills put together to make movement look smooth
physical dexterity skill or ability at performing physical tasks
socializing interacting in a group environment
play participation in an entertaining activity
physical trials long jumps, races, etc.
compete see who is the best
game environment setting altered or designed to play a specific activity
puzzles require the player to mentally analyze and solve a problem
board games require to or more players to engage in mental competiition
source code a text listing of commands to be compiled or assembled into an executable computer program
licensing agreement legal contract between two parties, usually to allow the licensee to produce and sell goods
proprietary owner; ownership
online play connects players on internet or computer network
LAN Party gathering of people to play an online game through a local area network
Toy an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something
reaction time amount of time it takes to respond to a stimulus
reflexes an action that is performed as a response to a stimulus and without conscious thought
game a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck
mental acuity sharpness of the mind
random number generator function object used to generate a random sequence of integers; dice, spinner wheels
card game game played with cards
themed board game players are entertained in an elaborate pretending environment where they become the characters on the board
immersion level of interest at which a player becomes absorbed in the game
role playing game (rpg) allow for very deep immersion; players assume a character
desensitized make someone less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty, violence, or suffering by overexposure to such images
cocooning retreat from the stressful conditions of public life into the cozy private world of the family
ROM read-only-memory; retains its contents even when the computer is turned off
backward compatibility hardware or software system that can successfully use interfaces and data from earlier versions of the system or with other systems
Created by: petroszoumboulis