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IB Glossary - F

IB Glossary letter F

fiber optic Cabling used for networking that uses fine strands of glass. The medium can carry a great deal of data and it gives a fast transfer rate.
field (object attribute) A subdivision of a record containing a unit of information. For example, a payroll record might have the following fields; clock number, gross pay, deductions and net pay.
file An organized collection of data.
file manager An application software that can access, create, modify, store and retrieve files.
flag An indicator with two possible states, "set" or "not set", that can be represented by one bit.
formal parameter See the definition for "parameter"
formatted output Data prepared for output in order to be displayed in a desired format (for example, trailing zero on $7.50 instead of $7.5).
Created by: Stanman66