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Circuit board a piece material upon which chips or other electronic components can be mounted and interconnected so as to perform specific functions
Computer chip a tiny metal and plastic piece, generally in the shape of a rectangle a few millimeters long, on which a miniaturized electronic circuit is formed
Graphics the representation of data in a way that includes images and/or text. Computer-aided design, typesetting, video games, and nearly all current computer programs involve the use of graphics
Icon 1) an image, a representation; 2) (incomputing) a picture on a screen that represents a command (ie to open, close, or otherwise manipulate a specific file, directory, window, option, or program) in a graphical user interface
Interface (1) (graphical user interface (GUI)) a software interface using pictures to represent the input/output of a program.
Interface (2) This standardize/simplify the use of computer programs. Most GUIs run on a windowed operating system (Windows or Mac), and use a mouse to move text and images on a monitor with icons, windows, menus
Keyboard (computer) A hardware device consisting of a number of mechanical buttons (keys) which the user presses to input characters to a computer. Keyboards vary in the keys they have, as well as various function keys and special purpose keys, eg reset or volume control
Microprocessor an integrated circuit that contains the entire central processing unit of a computer on a single chip. (The CPU is all circuitry necessary to interpret and enact program instructions)
Monitor a device that accepts video signals from a computer and displays textual or graphical information on a screen
Mouse (1) a hand-held, palm-sized, button-activated input device. When rolled along a flat surface it directs an indicator to move on a computer screen, allowing the user to move the indicator freely, as to select operations or manipulate text or graphics.
Mouse (2) The term comes from the appearance of the device, with the cord to the main computer being seen as a tail of sorts
Program (computer) 1) a series of instructions given to a computer to direct it to carry out certain operations; 2) an entire piece of software intended to be installed and used on a computer
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