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Chapter 1 Vocabulary

Computing in the Modern World Chaper 1 Vocabulary

Computer Electronic device operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory
Computer Literacy Current knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses
hardware Hardware used to enter data and instructions
input device hardware used to enter data and instructions
output device hardware that conveys information to one or more people
System Unit Case that contains the electronic components of the computer that are used to process data
Storage Media physical material in which data, instructions, and information are stored
Storage Device records and retrieves items and data from storage media
Communications Device hardware componet that enables a computer to send and recieve data, instructions, and information
internet a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide
software the program used to direct the opertation of a computer
system software programs that control or maintain the operations of the computers device
application software programs designed to make use more productive
operating software is a set of programs that coordinates all activities among computer hardware devices
utility software allow the user to preform maintencance type tasks usually related to managing computer
personal computer a computer used for personal use
notebook computer portable personal computer, small eneough to fit on your lap
game console mobile computing device designed for single-player or multiplayer video games
server a computer that makes a service
mainframe a large computer
super computer very fast, poweful mainframe computer
Created by: cartercallahane