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C2 Vocabulary 0309

The computer and other support devices that work as a team. Receives, processes, and outputs information. computer system
The sector of the CPU that performs the mathematical calculations that are required in many data processing programs. arithmetic logic unit
Retrieves the instructions and sends command signals to the rest of the computer system to tell them what to do. control unit
allows storage of information, is internal to the computer, and is divided into two types of memory: RAM and ROM. memory unit
temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available only while the computer is turned on. RAM
permanent internal memory inside the system, is inaccessible by the user, and is used to store the instructions that are installed or programmed at the manufacturer. ROM
the smallest unit of binary information. (zero or one) bit
made up of 8 bits and represents one alphabetic or on numeric character of information. (A,B,C or 1,2,3) byte
provides a temporary storage area that provides a quick access to information. cache
allow the input of data into the computer. Examples include keyboards, mice, scanners, microphones, digital cameras. input devices
produce the data after it has been processed in hard copy or soft copy. Examples include computer monitors, printers, speakers, whiteboards. output devices
defines the clarity of the image that is seen on the computer screen. Measured in pixels. resolution
a single colored square on the screen. When joined, the image can be viewed. pixel
allow storage of data for later use. Include internal and external storage options. Examples include hard disk drive, USB drives, compact disc options. storage devices
an opening used to connect devices to computer. Iclude parallel, USB, Ethernet, Firewire, and audio video ports. port
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