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CTintro unit 1

vocabulary for unit 1

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) Coding system that computers of all types and brands can translate
Application software Also called productivity software; helps you preform a specific task such as word processing or spreadsheets.
Bit In binary, a bit represents zero or one
byte Is another word for character; generaly represented by 8 bits
Central prossecing unit (CPU) Also known as the microprssecer; the brains of the cumputer
computer Electronic device that recives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result
File extension The part of a filmname that comes after the period called a dot
File name The name assigned for identification
Folder A way to organize files into managable groups
Graphical User Interfaces (GUI) Operating systems with graphical symbols representing files, programs, and documents
Hardware The tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched
Icons Graphic images or symbols that represent applications (programs),files, disk drives, documents, embedded objects, or linked objects.
Input devices Enable the user to input data and comands into the cumputer
Mainframe cumputers Large, powerful cumputers that are used for centerlized storage,processing, and managment of very large amounts of data
maximize To enlarge a window on the cumputer to fill the cumputer screen
Menu bar The horizontal bar near the top of a window that lists the diffrent types of menus to choose from when working with documents
Created by: anna.wallace