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Software designed to meet the user’s need; performs a specific task.
Application software
A compact disk that reads only memory.
CD-ROM
An electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result.
Computer
The metal and plastic case that houses the main system components of the computer.
Computer Case
Central Processing Unit; the brain of the computer.
CPU
A program that helps you manage large collections of information; an electronic filing system.
Database
Designed to be used on a desktop.
Desktop computer
A removable device that magnetically stores data.
Floppy Disk
A device that stores and retrieves information on floppy disks.
Floppy Drive
A paper printout of data displayed on a screen.
Hardcopy
A device that holds information such as software and files.
Hard Disk/Drive
The physical parts of a computer.
Hardware
The process of entering information into a computer.
Input
A device connected to a computer and used to enter information and instructions. It contains numbers, letters, symbols, and function keys; looks like a typewriter.
Keyboard
Designed to be small enough and light enough to be used on your lap.
Laptop computer
A device that displays text and graphics generated by a computer.
Monitor
A hand-held device used to select and move items on a screen.
Mouse
Designed to be used on a desktop but still small enough to be portable.
Notebook/Tablet computer
Displays the results of processing.
Output
Smaller and less powerful than the other types of computers.
Personal computers
A device that produces a paper copy of information from a computer.
Printer
A device that translates information it sees on a page into a format a computer can use; prints copies like a photocopier.
Scanner
Allow you to hear voice, music, and other sounds from your computer.
Speakers
A program that has numbered rows and lettered columns used to manage, analyze, and present financial information.
Spreadsheet
Programs that tell the computer what to do.
Software
A machine readable form of data displayed on a screen.
Softcopy
A device that holds data.
Storage
Controls the operation of a computer; also called operating system software.
System software
A program that allows you to create, edit, and print text documents.
Word Processor