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Internet and Network

Internet and Network Vocabulary

Tech Vocabulary WordDefinition
E-mail is electronic mail that sends and receives messages through a computer network. To use electronic mail a computer, modem or network connection, and an e-mail address are needed.
Fiber Optic Cable contains thin strands of glass that carry light instead of electricity. Fiber optic cables carry information faster than standard network cables.
Firewall is a system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a network.
Server is one central computer that stores the files and programs that can be accessed by computers connected to a network.
HTML is the coding used to write and format documents for publishing on the World Wide Web.
Home Page is the first web page the user sees when he enters a web site.
Internet is the largest computer network in the world. The Internet provides access to information using connections such as a modem or fiber optic cable.
ISP provides Internet services to any connected user.
LAN is a series of two or more computers electronically connected usually within the same room or building.
WAN is a network of computers that are electronically connected, such as a school system, city or country.
World Wide Web is a collection of electronic pages accessed by using the Internet.
Web Site is a location on the World Wide Web. It contains a homepage and may also contain additional web pages, documents and files.
Web Page is a document on the World Wide Web that stores textual information, sounds, video, animation, etc. on a specific topic. Every web page is identified by a unique URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
URL is an address for the Internet.
Telecommunications is the process of sending and receiving information over a distance, through a telephone system or fiber optic cable.
Search Engine A web site or web page on the Internet that allows users to find web sites, graphics, and information.
Network is a group of connected computers that allows people to share information and peripherals.
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