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Application software
Software that performs specific tasks for users. Popular application software includes a Web browser, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation graphics software.
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Communications device
Hardware component that enables a computer to send (transmit) and receive data, instructions, and information to and from one or more computers; example is a modem.
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Computer literacy
The knowledge and understanding of computers and their uses.
Computer-aided manufacturing
Use of computers to assist with manufacturing processes such as fabrication and assembly. Also called CAM.
Data
Collection of unprocessed items, which can include text, numbers, images, audio, and video.
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
List that helps a user find answers to commonly asked questions.
Hardware
Electric, electronic, and mechanical components contained in a computer; include input devices, output devices, a system unit, storage devices, and communications devices.
Input device
Any hardware component that allows a user to enter data or instructions into a computer; widely used input devices include the keyboard, mouse, microphone, scanner, digital camera, and PC video camera.
Internet
Worldwide collection of networks that connects millions of businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and individuals.
Network
Collection of computers and devices connected together via communications devices and transmission media, allowing computers to share resources, such as hardware, software, data, and information.
Online
Describes the state of a computer when connected to a network.
Output device
Hardware component that conveys information to one or more people; commonly used output devices include a printer, monitor, and speakers.
Storage device
Hardware used to record (write) and/or retrieve (read) items to and from storage media; common storage devices include drives and readers.
Storage media
Hardware located in or connected to a computer for storage of data, instructions, and information; examples include floppy disks, Zip® disks, hard disks, CDs, DVDs, and memory cards.
System unit
Box-like case that contains electronic components of the computer used to process data; usually is part of or connected to a circuit board called the motherboard.
Web
One of the more popular services on the Internet that contains billions of documents called Web pages. The Web is like a global library of information available to anyone connected to the Internet. Also called the World Wide Web.
World Wide Web
One of the more popular services on the Internet that contains billions of documents called Web pages. The Web is like a global library of information available to anyone connected to the Internet. Also called the Web.
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