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CT-Lesson 1

CRHS: Computer Tech.-Lesson 1

Electronic device that receives, processes, and stores data and produces a result. Computer
Hardware, software, and data working together. Computer system
Information entered into the computer to be processed that consists of text, numbers, sounds, and images. Data
The tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched. Hardware
The largest network used as a communication tool. Internet
A series of connected personal computers, workstations, and other devices such as printers, or scanners, within a confined space, such as an office building. Local Area Network (LAN)
Large, powerful computers that are used for centralized storage, processing, and management of very large amounts of data. Mainframe computers
Sometimes called a personal computer; used at home or the office by one person; can fit on top of or under a desk. Microcomputer
An integrated circuit silicon chip that contains the processing unit for a computer or a computerized appliance. Microprocessor
Type of computer that is designed to serve mulitple users and process significant amounts of data; larger than a microcomputer, but smaller than a mainframe. Minicomputer
Connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices. Network
Similiar to a microcomputer; however, it is smaller and portable. Notebook computer
Users of the computers who enter data and use the output. People
Intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do. Software
Largest and fastest computers, capable of storing and processing tremendous volumes of data. Supercomputers
Coomputer networks that cover a large geographical area. Wide-Area networks
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