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C2 Vocabulary 0522

Central Processing Unit (CPU) The location where the processing of information takes place, often referred to as the processor.
RAM (random access memory) Temporary memory that is designed to hold new data and is available only when the computer is turned on.
ROM (read-only memory) Permanent internal memory inside the system that is inaccessible by the user and stores the instructions that are installed or programmed at the manufacturer.
Cache A temporary storage area that provides a quick access to information.
Keyboard A type on input device that offers the input of alphabetic and numeric information, as well as additional, operational, and input keys.
Input Device It allows the input of data into the computer. Examples include keyboards, mice, scanners, microphones, and digital cameras.
Resolution Defines the clarity of the image that is seen on the computer screen.
Pixel A single colored square on the screen that measures resolution.
Internal Storage Storage offered within the computer by way of a computer hard disk drive, or hard drive.
Port A connector that allows any device to communicate with a computer system.
Bit A binary character that is the smallest unit of binary information. Examples are zero or one.
Byte Contains eight bits which can represent one alphabetic (A,B,C) or one numeric (1,2,3) character of information.
Binary Coding System A code made up of a series of zeroes and ones that controls how a computer system works.
Ink Jet Printer A printer that produces characters by squirting minute amounts of ink on the page.
Laser Printer A printer that produces the highest quality output by affixing the toner to the surface of the paper using a laser beam.
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