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Basic Computer Vocab

Data that goes into a computing device. Input
Temporary storage for information, including applications and documents. Memory
Data that come out of a computer device. For example, information displayed on the monitor, sound from the speakers, and information printed to paper. Output
Another name for the hard disk that stores information in a computer. Hard Drive
A complete central processing unit (CPU) contained on a single silicon chip. Microprocessor
A set of instructions that tell a computer on how to operate when it is turned on. Operating System
The brain of the computer. CPU
The physical and mechanical components of a computer system, such as the electronic circuitry, chips, monitor, disks, disk drives, keyboard, modem, and printer. Hardware
Computer programs; also called “applications.” It performs a task or set of tasks, such as word processing or drawing. Software
Devices used to store massive amounts of information so that it can be readily retrieved. Devices include flash or thumb drives, CDs, DVDs, memory cards, etc... Storage
Created by: pape