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cmw chapter 1 vocab

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What is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data, process the data according to specified rules, produce results, and store the results for future use. Computer
What is a collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video. Data
What conveys meaning and is useful to people. Information
A computer often holds data, information, and instructions in storage for future use. Information processing cycle
What is any hardware component that allows you to enter data and instructions into a computer. Input devices
What is any hardware component that conveys information to one or more people. Output devices
What records (writes) and/or retrieves (reads) items to and from storage media. Storage devices
What is a portable storage device that is small and lightweight enough to be transported on a keychain or in a pocket. Flash drive
What is a case that contains the electronic components of the computer that are used to process data. System unit
What is the electronic component that interprets and carries out the basic instructions that operate the computer. Processor
What consists of electronic components that store instructions waiting to be executed and data needed by those instructions. Memory
What is a hardware component that enables a computer to send (transmit) and receive data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers or mobile devices. Communication devices
What consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/ or assist them with personal tasks. Application software
What consists of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices. System software
What is a computer that can perform all of its input, processing, output, and storage activities by itself. A desktop Personal computer
What is a portable, personal computer often designed to fit on your lap. A laptop personal computer
What tablet computer, is a special type of notebook computer that you can interact with by touching the screen with your finger or a digital pen. Tablet pc
What looks like a small ink pen but uses pressure instead of ink. Digital pen
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