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bit the smallest unit of information recognized by a computer
byte a group of bits strung together to form a computer
central processing unit (cpu) the brain of the computer that directs all the operations needed for a computer to turn data into information
character a symbol generated on the computer to turn data into information
compact disk/read only memory (CD ROM) disks that are used to store data
data facts or figures that are assembled and processed to produce needed information
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 i 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 transferred over a universal serial bus
floppy disk a storage device made of flexible material on which electronic data may be stored
format the arrangement for 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 i an airtight case. This is the main storage device of a computer and are the fastest and have the greatest storage capacity
hardware another name for computer equipment
input device any hardware device which allows the user to enter data into the computer
keyboard the most common method of inputing data into a computer and processing the 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 a screen
network two or more computers that are connected together to share resources such as hardware, data, or software
output device a device such as a printer, video display, or speaker that presents data from a computer to a user
printer output device that produces text or graphics on paper
floppy disk a storage device made of flexible material on which electronic data may be stored
format the arrangement for 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 i an airtight case. This is the main storage device of a computer and are the fastest and have the greatest storage capacity
hardware another name for computer equipment
input device any hardware device which allows the user to enter data into the computer
keyboard the most common method of inputing data into a computer and processing the 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 a screen
network two or more computers that are connected together to share resources such as hardware, data, or software
output device a device such as a printer, video display, or speaker that presents data from a computer to a user
printer output device that produces text or graphics on paper
floppy disk a storage device made of flexible material on which electronic data may be stored
format the arrangement for 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 i an airtight case. This is the main storage device of a computer and are the fastest and have the greatest storage capacity
hardware another name for computer equipment
input device any hardware device which allows the user to enter data into the computer
keyboard the most common method of inputing data into a computer and processing the 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 a screen
network two or more computers that are connected together to share resources such as hardware, data, or software
output device a device such as a printer, video display, or speaker that presents data from a computer to a user
printer output device that produces text or graphics on paper
random access memory RAM saves all data while the computer is turned on, but automatically erases it when turned off
router a network device that connects twon or more networks to one another
save storing a document or data electronically
scanner a device that reads an image (as a photograph) or document (page of text) especially for use or storage on a computer
storage device a hardware device capable of holding data or information
Created by: melmo