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C2 Vocabulary 056

RAM Temporary memory designed to hold new data
Input Devices Allow input of data into a computer. Examples are a keyboard and mouse.
Resolution Defines the clarity of an image on a screen, measured in pixels.
DPI Dots Per Inch, the unit of measurement used to express the clarity of a printed page.
CD-R Compact Disc-Recordable, allows user to record data onto it once.
CD-ROM Compact Disc-Read-Only Memory, are discs which cannot have new information added to them.
CD-RW Compact Disc-Rewritable, discs that allow the user to add information to them and edit or remove the information to make room for new information.
DVD-ROM Digital Versatile Disc - Read-Only Memory, similar to a CD-ROM but can hold much more information because they are double-sided.
Blue-ray Disc Similar to a DVD-ROM, but can hold even more information. Used primarily for high definition video and audio files.
COWs Computer On Wheels, are mobile workstations that may include a desktop or laptop computer and usually a printer and CD player.
Binary Coding System System of code made up of zeros and ones.
Bit A single character of binary coding system.
Byte Eight bits of the binary coding system.
Processor Speed Measured in megahertz (MHz) and gigahertz (GHz), expresses the speed that a computer is capable of moving data in and out of memory.
Software Any program on a computer, such as a web browser or typing program, that tells the computer how to act in a certain way in order to accomplish the user's task.
Created by: BradleyHoffman