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Computer Terms

David ingraham

Simple definitions of terms related to computers and the Internet

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2.A hand-operated aid to calculating that consists of moveable beads or disks
7.Using radio waves, microwaves, etc. - in place of wires - to transmit signals
10.The electronic instructions that operate a computer system
11.Any piece of hardware attached to a computer, such as a printer - mouse - webcam - monitor - speakers
13.The markup tags or codes that tell the Web browser how to display the contents of a Web page.
14.A computer that hosts - runs - a Web site
16.The first electronic general-purpose computer (1946).
17.A mechanical loom controlled by punched cards
18.A worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks - in which users at any one computer can get information from any other computer
21.Any device that displays information - data, images, sounds - from a computer
22.Electronic instructions that tell a computer how to do specific tasks - like creating presentations or documents or graphic design
23.The instructions - written in code – that tell the computer what to do
1.Memory where work takes place - erased when power is turned off
3.The brains of the computer - microchip that does most processing/computing
4.Flash drives, hard drives, memory cards, CD's, DVD's that store data
5.All the public Web sites connected to the Internet worldwide
6.A computer with a web browser and an Internet connection
8.An Internet protocol - a special set of rules - used to connect web clients to web servers for sending and receiving HTML pages.
9.He invented a punched card tabulator that processed the 1890 US Census
12.The permanent memory - that comes with a computer - and contains instructions to boot-up - start - the computer
13.Any physical part of a computer system that you can see or touch
15.Any device that puts information - data, images, sounds - into a computer
18.An internal or private network that can only be accessed within a company, university, or organization or with special login information
19.A group of two or more computer systems linked together
20.Part of a system of measurements use to measure digital information

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