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computer vocab

the smallest unit of information recognized by a computer. bit
group of bits strung together byte
'brain' of the computer, directs all necessary operations CPU
symbol generated by pressing a key character
Disk used to store data CD_ROM
Certain setting for variable that is pre-assigned default
drive in the CPU where a disk is inserted. disk drive
to change contents edit
a document stored electronically file
faster disk storage, uses USB flash memory
storage device made of flexible materials floppy disk
arrangement of data format
storage device in an airtight case in the CPU hard drive
name for computer equipment hardware
any hardware device which allows the user to enter data into a computer input device
most common method of input keyboard
communications device that a computer uses to connect to the internet modem
displays text, images, and videos on a screen. monitor
two or more computers connected together to share resources network
a device that presents data to a user output device
presents text and graphics on paper printer
saves all data while computer is on and automatically erases it when shut off, stands for Random Access Memory RAM
connects networks together router
storing data or a document electronically. save
reads an image or document for use or storage on a computer scanner
hardware device capable of holding data or information. storage device