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Bit Te smallest unit of info. recognized by a computer.
Byte a string of bits that form a character.
CPU the brain of the computer that directs all the operations neccesary for a computer to turn into info.
CD-ROM Disks that are used to store data.
Data Facts or figures that are assembled and processed to produce needed info.
Default A particular setting for a variable that is assigned automatically by the software and remains in effect unless changed by the user.
Disk Drive The drive in the central processing unit where a disk is inserted.
Edit To change the contents of a document.
File a document that is stored electronically.
Flash memory faster than disk storage with up to 16 GB or more or data transferring over a universal serial bus (USB)
Floppy Disk A storage device made up of plastic floppy material on which electronic material can be recorded.
Format The arrangement of data for storage or display and the method for achieving such an arrangement.
Hard Drive A storage device typically located inside the CPU that is enclosed in an airtight case. This is the main storage device of a computer and are the fastest and have the greatest storage capacity.
Hard Ware Another name for computer equipment.
Input Device Any hardware device which allows the user to enter data into a computer.
Keyboard The most common method of inputting data into a computer processing that data.
Modem A communications device that allows a computer to connect to the internet.
Monitor The component of a computer that displays text and images on the screen.
network Two or more computers that are connected together to share resources such as hardware , data and software.
Output Device A device such as printer, video display, or speaker that presents data from a computer to a user.
Printer Output device that produces text or graphics on paper.
RAM saves all data while the computer is turned on an automatically erases it when the computer is turned off.
Router a network device that connects two or more networks to one another.
Save Storing documents or data electronically.
Scanner A device that reads an image (as a photograph) or document (page of text) especially for use of computer storage.
Storage Device A hardware device capable of holding data or info.