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computer vocab 3/4

computer vocab

application any computer software program you use
graphic an electronic picture
cursor the blinking mark indicating your position on the screen
CPU Central Processing Unit-the brains of the computer
keyboard the piece of input hardware that has keys like a typewriter
printer a device that takes the text and images sent from the computer and presents them on paper
hardware parts of the computer such as keyboard, monitor, mouse, hard drive
monitor another word for computer screen
mouse small device that manipulates the pointer or cursor on the screen
PC Personal Computer designed to be used by an individual person
scanner A device that takes a picture of an image and digitizes it in order to transfer it to the computer
download The process of saving something off the internet to your computer
upload to save something from your computer to the internet such as a web page
e-mail electronic mail--the electronic version of sending a letter
network Any time two or more cmoputers are connected so that they can share resources.
online communicating with other computers through a modem or network
internet a system of linked computers
WWW World Wide Web
font a type set of one size and style
icon little pictures on the screen which represent files or other computer applications
word processing the use of the computer to create, edit, format and/or print text
crash a term indicating what happens when a computer stops working suddenly or the system breaks down
virus a software program designed to destroy data or access to a computer system
Created by: mrwirsz