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KA Vocab

Boot A computer term meaning to start up the system
Memory The space in or used with the computer where information is stored
Byte Eight bits arranged in sequence
Kilobyte 1024 Bytes
ROM Permanent memory
RAM Temporary memory
Input Text and data that are entered into a computer
Enter Inserted manually to force software to begin a new line
Ergonomics The science of designing machines and working environments to suit human needs
Backup To make a duplicate copy of a program, disk, or data
Browser A software program that is required to allow the user to access the internet
Character A letter, symbol, or number
Data Information
Wordwrap A function of the software that moves the cursor automatically to the next line when the text exceeds the margin
Gridlines The vertical and horizontal lines ona screen used in spreadsheets and databases
Graphic A picture or image on a computer screen or ina computer file
Hard Drive The hardware where data is stored within a computer server
Column A vertical grouping of data
Cyberspace The part of society that exists in networked computer systems rather than in a physical location
Search Engine An internet site that is designed to find information
Edit Arranging, changing, and correcting existing text
Spam Junk Mail
Font Appearance of printed characters
Default The computer settings determined by the software developer or preset by the user
Icon A picuter that represents a command, a program, or a document
Menu A list of options
Monitor Provides visual output
Scroll Software feature that allows the user to move through the document
Virus A computer program written to cause harm
Toggle A key that switches the computer back and forth from one function to another
Format To setup a document so it appears the way desired
Database A collection of data
Field A category in a database
Record The items listed in a database regarding one individual or thing
Buffer A temporary pocket of memory stored on a RAM chip
Glitch Timing error in a computer
Hardware Any piece of computer equipment that can be touched
Software Instructions the computer follows to make it function
Bit Smallest unit of information a computer handles
Megabyte Approximately one million bytes
Gigabyte Approximately one billion bytes
Output Information that a computer creates as a result of its processing
CPU The part of the computer where the arithmetic and logical operations are performed
Cell The rectangular area in a spreasheet or database where data is inputted
Cell Value Actual numeric value of data in a cell
Drag A verb describing the movement of the mouse or cursor
Drag A verb describing the movement of text or graphics to a different place
Windows The working area or "desktop" shown on the screen when using Windows
Directory A list of files
Cut An editing activity where copy is removed from a document and saved to a buffer
Copy An editing activity where copy is duplicated and saved to a buffer
URL An internet address
Email Sending information electronically from one computer to another using a network
Overtype A word processing feature that makes characters disappear as new characters are keyed in
Motherboard Main circuit board where the RAM, ROM, and CPU are located
Print Preview What you see is what you get
Zoom A software feature that lets you see an upclose view of a character or graphic
Table A format in application software that sets up data in rows and columns.
Tab A keyboard function that advances the cursor to a preset location
Row Heading The number used to identify a horizontal row of a spreadsheet or database
Outline Mode A feature of word processing software that automatically puts in the numeric line identification
Margin The blank area that frames a document
Spreadsheet Application software set up in rows and columns designed to do math equations and graphs
Word Processing Application software designed to create text documents
Legal Size A paper size that is used in the legal profession 8.5 x 14
Italicize A function found in most application softwares that slants the letters of any font
Filter A program within a database that selects information based on a specific criteria
Query A question used to choose data from a database
Bullet A graphic or character placed in front of a line for emphasis.
Portrait A page orientation where the page is taller than it is wider
Line Spacing A format command in application software that identify/changes the spacing between lines of type
Letter Size A paper length that is used for letters and other correspondence
Landscape The paper position that is wider than it is long
Keyboard A hardware device with multiple keys/buttons used to input data into a computer
Internet The large international network of computers which host websites
Insert To enter data or a data file within a document or within text
Homepage The first page that comes up when you connect to the internet or an internet site
Points The measure used in determining size of a character used in text
Typeface The appearance of the font
Minimize To make a window as small as possible
Maximize A windows software feature that makes a window take over the whole screen or become as large as possible
LAN Local Area Network, a network of computers within a building or buildings
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