1. a wireless network device that connects a wireless network to a wired network

Odp: access point

2. a registration for a user of a network system. It is used for controlling access to the s...

Odp: account

3. the window in a WIMP system that is currently being used. It is usually on top of any oth...

Odp: active window

4. a mechanism that converts signals into mechanical movements

Odp: actuator

5. the set of conductors that carry the memory address signals between different parts of a ...

Odp: address bus

6. abbreviation for asymmetric digital subscriber line. A form of DSL that has a different b...

Odp: ADSL

7. abbreviation for artificial intelligence

Odp: AI

8. a set of precise rules or instructions for solving a problem

Odp: algorithm

9. the alternative key on a computer keyboard that changes the function of the other keys wh...

Odp: Alt

10. the name of a well-known search engine website

Odp: AltaVista

11. a type of signal that can take any value between a maximum and a minimum

Odp: analogue signal

12. a slang term for an eccentric socially inept person with little or no fashion sense and h...

Odp: anorak

13. acronym for American National Standards Institute. An organisation that approves US stand...

Odp: ANSI

14. American term for an aerial, i.e. a device that enables signals to be detected and transm...

Odp: antenna

15. prevents the build up of static electricity

Odp: anti-static

16. a computer program or set of programs used to detect, identify and remove viruses from a ...

Odp: anti-virus

17. the common name for Apple Computer Incorporated, a well-known producer of computers that ...

Odp: Apple

18. a family of personal computers produced by Apple Computer Inc.

Odp: Apple Macintosh

19. a very small self-contained computer program

Odp: applet

20. the only part of a network communications process that a user sees. It prepares a message...

Odp: application layer

21. a path available for a particular type of application data to enter or leave a network sy...

Odp: application port

22. a company that makes applications programs available over the Internet usually charging a...

Odp: application service provider

23. a computer program designed to be used for a particular purpose, e.g. a wordprocessor spr...

Odp: application

24. a person who writes applications programs using a computer language

Odp: applications programmer

25. the general specification of a system

Odp: architecture

26. a digital bit stored with a file indicating if the file has been backed up since it was l...

Odp: archive bit

27. acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standard character enco...

Odp: ASCII

28. a low-level computer language that uses mnemonics rather than only numbers making it easi...

Odp: assembly language

29. having a different signal bandwidth in each direction, i.e. the bandwidth for sending is ...

Odp: asymmetric

30. not synchronised, i.e. occurring at irregular intervals

Odp: asynchronous

31. abbreviation for American Telephone and Telegraph Company. One of the world's largest IT ...

Odp: AT&T

32. the name of a well known company that produces computer graphics cards

Odp: ATI

33. common abbreviation for automatic teller machine. The type of machine used by banks for e...

Odp: ATM

34. abbreviation for asynchronous transfer mode. A method of transferring fixed size data pac...

Odp: ATM

35. a process that checks the identity of a user or an object

Odp: authentication

36. a graphical icon that represents a real person in a cyberspace system

Odp: avatar

37. the common name for a bearer channel in an ISDN system

Odp: B channel

38. to store a copy of data on a storage device to keep it safe

Odp: backup

39. the main transmission path handling the major data traffic connecting different LANs toge...

Odp: backbone

40. the server part of a client-server configuration that provides a service on a network at ...

Odp: backend

41. the range of frequencies that can be transmitted over a communications channel

Odp: bandwidth

42. a sequence of vertical parallel lines used to give items a unique identification number

Odp: barcode

43. an optical input device that uses the reflection of a light beam to read barcode labels

Odp: barcode reader

44. acronym for Beginners' All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

Odp: BASIC

45. a process in which all the data is collected and processed together in a batch rather tha...

Odp: batch mode

46. the name of one of the first microcomputers produced in the United Kingdom and used in sc...

Odp: BBC micro

47. the common name for the part of an ISDN line that carries the data

Odp: bearer channel

48. a simple high-level computer language often used for teaching programming

Odp: Instruction Code

49. the common name for a bi-directional frame in an MPEG compressed file

Odp: B-frame

50. a type of image frame used in MPEG compression. It is situated between I and P frames and...

Odp: bi-directional frame

51. a number system that only uses two digits, i.e. 1 and 0

Odp: binary

52. a security device that measures some aspect of a living being, e.g. a fingerprint reader ...

Odp: biometric device

53. acronym for Basic Input Output System. A part of the operating system stored on a ROM chi...

Odp: BIOS

54. the industrial application of biological science techniques

Odp: biotechnology

55. a small unit of storage capacity. One of the eight binary digits that make up a byte. The...

Odp: bit

56. a way of reducing the size of a stored image where different digital bits or collections ...

Odp: bitmap compression

57. a collection of data stored together and treated as a single unit

Odp: block

58. the name of a high-speed microwave wireless network system developed by a group of compan...

Odp: Bluetooth

59. to store a link to a webpage to make it easier to find in the future

Odp: bookmark

60. to copy a part of the operating system into memory to allow a computer to start up

Odp: boot

61. a self-replicating program that stores itself in the part of a disk containing the progra...

Odp: boot sector virus

62. from the word robot. A computer program that runs automatically. Bots are often used for ...

Odp: bot

63. to set the boundaries of a message or part of a message by marking its beginning and its ...

Odp: bracketing

64. a hardware and software combination used to connect the same type of networks or to parti...

Odp: bridge

65. able to carry signals transmitted over a wide range of frequencies

Odp: broadband

66. to transmit signals that can be picked up by a large number of receivers

Odp: broadcast

67. to move from webpage to webpage using a Web browser program

Odp: browse

68. a program used for displaying webpages

Odp: browser

69. abbreviation for British Telecom. The organisation that provides the telephone system in ...

Odp: BT

70. a process of temporarily storing data from a fast source so that it can be fed at a stead...

Odp: buffering

71. a fault in a system

Odp: bug

72. an electronic noticeboard system that enables users to display messages for other users t...

Odp: bulletin board

73. a set of conductors that carry signals between different parts of a computer

Odp: bus

74. a unit of storage capacity. A byte is made up of eight bits and stores one character, i.e...

Odp: byte

75. a general purpose computer programming language that was originally designed for writing ...

Odp: C

76. the first hard disk in a personal computer

Odp: C drive

77. an object-oriented superset of the C programming language commonly used for writing appli...

Odp: C++

78. to temporarily store frequently-used data in fast memory so that it can be accessed more ...

Odp: cache

79. fast memory used to temporarily store frequently-used data to allow it to be accessed mor...

Odp: cache

80. a system that ensures that any changes written to main memory are reflected within the ca...

Odp: cache coherency

81. the set of electronic logic circuits that control the operation of cache memory

Odp: cache controller

82. the process of successfully finding the required data stored in cache memory

Odp: cache hit

83. a system that automatically discnects a telephone line after receiving a call and then ...

Odp: callback system

84. a display device that uses an electron gun to fire a beam of electrons at a phosphor-coat...

Odp: cathode ray tube

85. abbreviation for Cisco Certified Network Associate. A starting level networking qualifica...

Odp: CCNA

86. abbreviation for compact disk read only memory. A read only storage device in the form of...

Odp: CD / CD-ROM

87. a storage device for reading CD-ROM disks

Odp: CD-ROM drive

88. the common name for a cellular phone

Odp: cellphone

89. a radio communications systems that divides a region into cells so that each region becom...

Odp: cellular network

90. a cellular telephone. A mobile telephone that communicates with a local transmitter locat...

Odp: cellular phone

91. the electronic processor at the centre of a computer. The term is sometimes used to refer...

Odp: central processing unit

92. a path for the transmission of data

Odp: channel

93. a virtual space on a website where online discussions organised around specific interests...

Odp: chat room

94. information written to disks in a RAID system which is used to restore data if one of the...

Odp: check data

95. a calculated value that is stored with data to detect any errors that may occur when the ...

Odp: checksum

96. common name for a microchip. An electronic integrated circuit in a small package.

Odp: chip

97. the name of a company that makes networking system hardware such as that used to operate ...

Odp: Cisco

98. the term used for a collection of objects in object oriented programming

Odp: class

99. a term used in data mining meaning to remove duplicate information and erroneous data

Odp: cleanse

100. to press and release the (left-hand) button on a mouse

Odp: left click

101. a network computer used for accessing a service on a server

Odp: client

102. a program that is accessed from a client computer but most of the processing is carried o...

Odp: client-server application

103. professionally-prepared graphical images stored on a computer system

Odp: clipart

104. the name used in Microsoft Windows for the section of memory that temporarily stores data...

Odp: Clipboard

105. the set of electronic circuits used to control the timing of signals and synchronise diff...

Odp: clock

106. a term used in data mining meaning a group of data that has similar features or is based ...

Odp: cluster

107. a method used in data mining that divides data into groups based on similar features or l...

Odp: clustering

108. abbreviation for computer mediated communication, i.e. the transfer of messages using a c...

Odp: CMC

109. abbreviation for Certified Novell Engineer. A qualification aimed at people interested in...

Odp: CNE

110. a type of shielded cable for carrying signals. It is often used with radio frequency and ...

Odp: coax / coaxial

111. acronym for Common Business-Oriented Language

Odp: COBOL

112. a piece of program text written in a programming language

Odp: code

113. to write the text of a program or part of a program using a computer language

Odp: code

114. abbreviation for coder/decoder. A program used for converting sound and video signals for...

Odp: codec

115. a DOS program with a .com filename extension that loads and runs in 64 kilobytes or less ...

Odp: COM program

116. the part of an operating system that processes commands that are part of a program or are...

Odp: command interpreter

117. the model name of one of the first popular personal computers to be made available in the...

Odp: Commodore 64

118. a high-level computer programming language. It is the principal transaction processing la...

Odp: Common Business-Oriented Language

119. able to operate on the same type of system or run the same software

Odp: compatible

120. to convert a program written in a high-level language into machine code using a compiler

Odp: compile

121. a program that converts the whole of a program into machine code before the program is us...

Odp: compiler

122. to reduce to a much smaller size

Odp: compress

123. the process used for reducing a file to a much smaller size

Odp: compression

124. a general purpose machine that can be programmed to process data in a variety of ways

Odp: computer

125. a person who is paid to advise on computing system issues

Odp: computer consultant

126. a person who designs and develops computer systems

Odp: computer engineer

127. a room full of computers used for study

Odp: computer lab

128. a language used for writing computer programs

Odp: computer language

129. a person whose job it is to operate part of a computer system

Odp: computer operator

130. a person whose job it is to sell computers

Odp: computer salesperson

131. the study of computers and their use

Odp: computer science / computing science

132. a person who provides a service of maintaining and troubleshooting computers

Odp: computer services engineering technician

133. the process of designing using a computer program

Odp: computer-aided design

134. the process of manufacturing goods using a computer

Odp: computer-aided manufacture

135. changed so that it can be operated or controlled using a computer

Odp: computerised

136. a process of transferring messages using computers

Odp: computer-mediated communication

137. the theory and practice of computers

Odp: computing

138. a field of work that provides a service including setting up, maintaining and troubleshoo...

Odp: computing support

139. a person whose job it is to provide support to computer users including setting up, maint...

Odp: computing support officer

140. to adjust the settings

Odp: configure

141. the characteristic of being connected

Odp: connectivity

142. a data bit used to mark parts of a transmitted signal so that the transmission can be con...

Odp: control bit

143. the set of conductors that carry the control signals between the Control Unit and other p...

Odp: control bus

144. to damage in such a way that prevents normal use

Odp: corrupt

145. a Unix command for copying a file

Odp: cp

146.

Odp: CPU

147. to break into a computer system in order to steal information or cause damage

Odp: crack

148. to fail suddenly and completely usually referring to the failure of a hard disk

Odp: crash

149. abbreviation for cathode ray tube

Odp: CRT

150. set of symbols that signify pressing the combination of the control-alternative and delet...

Odp: Ctrl + Alt + Del

151. a symbol on the monitor screen that indicates the point on the screen that is being used

Odp: cursor

152. to remove some data from a file and temporarily store it in the computer's memory then in...

Odp: cut and paste

153. a digital image of an attractive female that is used in programs on the Internet

Odp: cyberbabe

154. the study of control and communication in animals and machines. It is used in the design ...

Odp: cybernetics

155. the combination of all the data on all the computer networks throughout the world accesse...

Odp: cyberspace

156. a man-machine system or a person made superhuman by a machine or external system that cha...

Odp: cyborg

157. the common name for a data channel in an ISDN system

Odp: D channel

158. the information processed by a computer

Odp: [1,2,5,6,12,15,17,18, 19,21,22,23] the information processed by a computer

159. a large collection of data that can be accessed by many users and enables them to copy or...

Odp: data bank

160. the set of conductors that carry the data signals between different parts of a computer

Odp: data bus

161. a facility for storing large amounts of information

Odp: data centre

162. the common name for the part of an ISDN line that carries signalling and supervisory info...

Odp: data channel

163. the transmission and reception of data signals using a communications network and appropr...

Odp: data communications

164. a measure of how resistant a system is to causing corruption in data while it is being st...

Odp: data integrity

165. a storage system that archives large amounts of data in a way that makes it easy to acces...

Odp: data mart

166. a process of analysing a large amount of stored data to find new useful information

Odp: data mining

167. the flow of data

Odp: data stream

168. a computing centre that provides a large collection of data gathered from different sourc...

Odp: data warehouse

169. a type of applications program used for storing information so that it can be easily sear...

Odp: database

170. a system for transmitting data from one computer to another

Odp: data-delivery system

171. the part of a network communicatio system that supervises the transmission. It confirms...

Odp: data-link layer

172. a Unix and MS-DOS command for displaying the current date

Odp: date

173. abbreviation for double data rate. A type of memory that transfers data on both the up an...

Odp: DDR

174. to find and fix faults in a program or system

Odp: debug

175. a range of computers produced by the Digital Equipment Corporation using their Vax range ...

Odp: DEC VAX

176. to change coded information into normal text

Odp: decipher

177. a type of grid used in computer program design to show what actions should be taken by th...

Odp: decision table

178. an Al technique used in data mining that separates data into subsets then further divides...

Odp: decision tree

179. to decide what a program instruction means

Odp: decode

180. to remove the compression, i.e. to expand to its original size

Odp: decompress

181. to recover the original text from an encrypted message

Odp: decrypt

182. a computer crime that involves changing the information shown on another person's website...

Odp: defacing

183. an initial setting that can be changed by the user

Odp: default

184. a type of computer crime that involves swamping a server with large numbers of requests

Odp: denial of service attack

185. the main graphical user interface background screen that displays icons for other program...

Odp: desktop

186. a personal computer that is designed to be used on an office desk

Odp: desktop / PC

187. a computer program designed to be used on a desktop computer

Odp: desktop application

188. a small computer providing a variety of tools for organising work, e.g. a calendar, to do...

Odp: desktop organiser

189. the phases a software product goes through from when it is first thought of until it beco...

Odp: development life cycle

190. abbreviation for dynamic hypertext markup language. A development of HTML that allows the...

Odp: DHTML

191. a communications system that allows computers to connect together using a telephone line

Odp: dial-up networking

192. a type of backup that copies all the selected files on a system that have been changed si...

Odp: differential backup

193. an electronic system that has only two states, e.g. off or on

Odp: digital

194. an input device for taking pictures. It has an electronic lens and uses electronics for s...

Odp: digital camera

195. electronic currency that is stored on electronically sensitive cards or exists in cybersp...

Odp: digital cash

196. an electronic message used to show a transaction is trustworthy. It contains information ...

Odp: digital certificate

197. a broadband communications system that allows digital signals to be transferred across an...

Odp: digital subscriber line

198. to convert an analogue wave into a digital pulse

Odp: digitise

199. a storage area used for grouping files so that they can be easily located. A directory is...

Odp: directory / folder

200. a flat circular storage device

Odp: disk

201. a linked collection of storage devices that work together to act like a much Langer disk

Odp: disk array

202. a storage device for reading from and writing to disks

Odp: disk drive

203. a vertical bar that divides a Windows Explorer window into two parts. One part shows the ...

Odp: divider

204. abbreviation for domain name system

Odp: DNS

205. an identifier used on the Internet in place of the numerical Internet address. It identif...

Odp: domain name

206. a network server computer used for operating and controlling the domain name system

Odp: domain name server

207. a system of associating the name of a device on a network such as the Internet with its n...

Odp: domain name system

208. a printer that prints by hammering pins onto an inked ribbon

Odp: dot-matrix printer

209. to press and release the left-hand button on a mouse two times in rapid succession

Odp: doubleclick

210. to copy a file from a server to a client computer in a network

Odp: download

211. a process of copying a file from a server to a client computer in a network

Odp: download

212. the signal path for receiving communications from a server to a client computer in a netw...

Odp: downstream

213. to move data from one location to another with a mouse. Holding down the mouse button whi...

Odp: drag and drop

214. a set of hard disks that are used in a RAID system

Odp: drive array

215. a systems program that controls a peripheral device

Odp: driver

216. abbreviation for digital subscriber line

Odp: DSL

217. abbreviation for desktop publishing. A process of designing documents for publishing usin...

Odp: DTP

218. able to transfer data in both directions, i.e. can send and receive data

Odp: duplex

219. abbreviation for digital versatile disk read only memory. An optical disk storage device ...

Odp: DVD / DVD-ROM

220. abbreviation for digital versatile disk +/- re-writable. A type of optical disk that uses...

Odp: DVD

221. abbreviation for European Article Number system. The European price and item codes common...

Odp: EAN

222. sound output device that fits into the ear of the user

Odp: earphone

223. a common name for an electrical ground point or zero voltage point

Odp: earth

224. common name for an electronic book

Odp: ebook

225. common name for an electronic book reader

Odp: ebook reader

226. common term for electronic business, i.e. business that is carried out using the Internet

Odp: e-business

227. common name for electronic cash

Odp: e-cash

228. abbreviation for error code correcting memory. A type of memory often used in server comp...

Odp: ECC memory

229. the business of buying and selling goods and services on the Internet

Odp: e-commerce

230. a computer program for making changes to text in computer programs or data

Odp: editor

231. a system that has both educational and entertainment value

Odp: edutainment

232. a computing device that displays the text and images of an electronic book

Odp: electronic reader / electronic book reader

233. a book that is displayed using a computing device instead of being printed on paper

Odp: electronic book

234. data that represents real money that is stored and transferred on computing devices conne...

Odp: electronic cas

235. an organisation that produces ebooks

Odp: electronic publisher

236. a computer program represented by an animated screen image that is used to help the user ...

Odp: electronic virtual assistant

237. the common name for an electronic mail message, i.e. a text message sent electronically u...

Odp: email

238. to send an email message

Odp: email

239. the unique address code used to contact someone using electronic mail

Odp: email address

240. a file that is attached to an email message

Odp: email attachment

241. a computer program used for reading and sending email

Odp: email program

242. an Internet service that allows user to send and receive emails

Odp: email service

243. a key feature of object-oriented programming that bundles data and program instructions i...

Odp: encapsulation

244. to write information in a coded form

Odp: encode

245. a computer program that converts WAV files into MP3 files or vice versa

Odp: encoder

246. to transform data into coded form to make it secure

Odp: encrypt

247. the transformation of data into coded form to make it secure

Odp: encryption

248. another name for the RETURN key on a computer keyboard. Pressing the ENTER key inserts th...

Odp: Enter

249. a type of computer program for planning and organising business functions in an enterpris...

Odp: enterprise resource planning tool

250. acronym for electronic point-of-sale till. A computerised cash register that edits record...

Odp: EPOS till

251. the production of ebooks

Odp: e-publishing

252. abbreviation for enterprise resource planning

Odp: ERP

253. common term for electronic solutions, i.e. ways of solving a problem or providing a servi...

Odp: e-solution

254. a widely-used local area network standard that broadcasts packets of data that are addres...

Odp: Ethernet

255. a Microsoft Windows program that includes an email program, a calendar task list and addr...

Odp: Microsoft Exchange / Exchange

256. an MS-DOS executable program that has an .exe filename extension. It can use more than 64...

Odp: exe program

257. containing instructions that can be run or executed by the processor

Odp: executable

258. to perform a computer operation by processing a program instruction

Odp: execute

259. an electronic circuit board used for adding facilities to a computer

Odp: expansion card

260. a long thin connector that is used for adding additional electronics in the form of expan...

Odp: expansion slot

261. an artificial intelligence program that collects and uses human expertise to allow non-ex...

Odp: expert system

262. able to be added to, e.g. in an extensible language a developer can add their own terms

Odp: extensible

263. metalanguage that allows developers to create their own set of customised tags that ide...

Odp: extensible markup language

264. acronym used on websites for frequently-asked question

Odp: FAQ

265. a computer's ability to recover from hardware errors

Odp: fault tolerance

266. to go and get the next instruction or piece of data from memory

Odp: fetch

267. a high speed interconnection standard used in storage area networks

Odp: Fibre Channel

268. a type of plastic or glass connector that enables signals to be carried using laser light

Odp: fibre-optics cabl

269. a section of a database where an item of data is stored

Odp: field

270. a computer program or data stored on a storage device

Odp: file

271. a main computer that provides a storage area for data files on a network

Odp: file server

272. an Internet service that allows users to transfer files from one computer to another

Odp: file transfer protocol

273. a virus that attaches itself to a program file

Odp: file virus

274. a collection of computer files stored centrally on a network server

Odp: filestore

275. a combination of hardware and software used to control the data going into and out of a n...

Odp: firewall

276. to mark in a way that indicates that a particular condition has occurred

Odp: flag

277. an electronic memory storage device that plugs into a computer and acts like a disk drive

Odp: flash drive

278. a simple database in which all the data is stored in one table which is not related to an...

Odp: flat file database

279. a magnetic storage device in the form of a small plastic disk. Also known as a diskette.

Odp: floppy / floppy disk

280. a common magnetic storage device that reads and writes data on a floppy disk. Also known ...

Odp: floppy drive / floppy disk drive

281. a kind of diagram used by programmers to show the logical steps in a program or by system...

Odp: flowchart

282. acronym for Formula Translator. A high-level computing language that was designed by scie...

Odp: FORTRAN

283. to pass on without changing the content, e.g. a received email can be passed on to or for...

Odp: forward

284. a section of a webpage that acts as an independent browser window. Clicking on a link in ...

Odp: frame

285. an organisation that is dediced to producing software that can be used by anyone who wa...

Odp: Free Software Foundation

286. to make space available, e.g. by deleting files on a hard disk

Odp: free up

287. computer programs that are made available to anyone who wants to use them at no cost to t...

Odp: freeware

288. a set of frequencies that are used together to provide a path for the transmission of sig...

Odp: frequency band

289. an electronic device for showing the frequency of a signal

Odp: frequency display

290. a process of changing frequencies within a fixed bandwidth during a transmission so that ...

Odp: frequency hopping

291. abbreviation for front-side bus. The set of connectors on a motherboard that carry data s...

Odp: FSB

292. abbreviation for file transfer protocol

Odp: FTP

293. a type of backup that copies all the selected files on a system whether or not they have ...

Odp: full backup

294. able to transfer data in both directions simultaneously, i.e. data can be transmitted and...

Odp: full-duplex

295. a person who studies and predicts what technology will be like and what effects it will h...

Odp: futurologist

296. an electronic device used for playing computer games

Odp: games console

297. an interface that enables dissimilar networks to communicate such as two LANs based on di...

Odp: gateway

298. abbreviation for a gigabyte

Odp: G

299. although it was originally a derogatory term used for an expert lacking in social skills,...

Odp: geek

300. a GSM data transmission technique that transmits and receives data in packets

Odp: general packet radio service

301. a computer language that can be used to write different types of programs

Odp: general-purpose language

302. to register the Web address of a website on an Internet search engine

Odp: get listed

303. abbreviation for gigahertz

Odp: GHz

304. acronym for graphics interchange format. A way of storing images in a compressed form.

Odp: GIF

305. a unit of storage capacity equal to 1 073 741 824 bits

Odp: gigabit

306. a unit of storage capacity equal to 1 073 741 824 bytes

Odp: gigabyte

307. a unit of frequency equal to one thousand million hertz (cycles every second)

Odp: gigahertz

308. a system that determines the user's location by comparing radio signals from several sate...

Odp: global positioning system

309. a project to build a complete user-friendly Unix-like desktop system based entirely on fr...

Odp: Gnome

310. a freely distributed portable Unix compatible software system

Odp: GNU

311. the name of a popular website that provides a keyword search engine to enable user to sea...

Odp: Google

312. abbreviation for general packet radio service

Odp: GPRS

313. abbreviation for global positioning system

Odp: GPS

314. an electronic device that uses slider controls to adjust the frequency response of an aud...

Odp: graphic equaliser

315. the part of an operating system that allows the user to interact with a computer using gr...

Odp: graphical interface / graphical user interface / GUI

316. a Unix command for searching through one or more text files for a specific text string

Odp: grep

317. acronym for graphical user interface

Odp: GUI

318. to gain unauthorised access to a network system

Odp: hack

319. a skilled programmer who attempts to gain unauthorised access to a network system

Odp: hacker

320. able to transfer data in both directions but only in one direction at a time, i.e. data c...

Odp: half-duplex

321. a small portable computer that can be held in one hand

Odp: handheld / handheld computer

322. to suddenly and unexpectedly stop processing during the execution of a program

Odp: hang

323. a common magnetic storage device that reads and writes data on metal disks inside a seale...

Odp: hard disk drive / HDD

324. the physical components of a computer system

Odp: hardware

325. the part of a disk drive that reads and writes data to the disk

Odp: head / disk drive head

326. the first section of a message that contains information about the content and transmissi...

Odp: header

327. sound output device that fits over the ears of the user

Odp: headphone

328. a telephone service for helping users solve problems that occur on computer systems

Odp: help-des

329. a set of computer programs with a wide variety of complex features

Odp: high-end package

330. a British college qualification that can be gained through part-time or full-time study. ...

Odp: Higher National Certificate

331. a British college qualification that usually requires a period of full-time study. It is ...

Odp: Higher National Diploma

332. a programming language closer to human language than low-level computer languages such as...

Odp: high-level language

333. a computer program written using a high-level language

Odp: high-level program

334. to select by marking on the display screen

Odp: highlight

335. a computer crime that involves redirecting anyone trying to visit a certain website elsew...

Odp: hijacking

336. abbreviation for Higher National Certificate

Odp: HNC

337. abbreviation for Higher National Diploma

Odp: HND

338. the button icon on a Web browser program that takes you to the starting webpage

Odp: Home button

339. the main start page of a website

Odp: homepage

340. a computer that provides a service on a network / a program that carries a virus

Odp: host

341. the location of a wireless access point. Often found in public places such as airports, s...

Odp: hotspot

342. to hold a cursor over an icon for a short period of time

Odp: hover

343. abbreviation for hypertext markup language. A page description language that uses a syste...

Odp: HTML

344. an electronic device at the centre of a star network topology

Odp: hub

345. a common connection point for devices on a network

Odp: hub

346. a robot with human characteristics

Odp: humanoid

347. a text or image in a webpage that causes a related webpage to be displayed or another pro...

Odp: hyperlink

348. a page description language that has a set of tags that can be inserted into a document t...

Odp: hypertext markup language

349. abbreviation for input/output

Odp:

350. abbreviation for International Business Machines, the largest computer company in the wor...

Odp: IBM

351. abbreviation for integrated circuit. A complete electronic circuit built on a single sili...

Odp: IC

352. a small picture used in a WIMP system to represent a program folder or file

Odp: icon

353. a wireless networking system standard approved by the American regulating organisation ca...

Odp: IEEE802.il

354. the common name for an intra frame in an MPEG compressed file

Odp: l-frame

355. a computer program that allows the user to make changes to images

Odp: image editor

356. a graphic image with separate areas that contain hyperlinks to different parts of a websi...

Odp: image map

357. acronym for Internet mail access protocol

Odp: IMAP

358. the folder in an email program where emails are stored when they are first received

Odp: inbox

359. a type of backup that copies all the selected files that have been changed since the last...

Odp: incremental backup

360. a set of radiowave frequencies centred around 2.45GHz used for industrial scientific and ...

Odp: industrial scientific and medical band

361. an informal term for a global high-speed network providing communication services that ar...

Odp: information superhighway

362. the study and practice of techniques or use of equipment for dealing with information

Odp: information technology

363. a key feature of object-oriented programming that allows specific instances of a class to...

Odp: inheritance

364. done by employees of an organisation rather than people outside the organisation

Odp: in-house

365. to reboot or restart the computer

Odp: initialise the hard disk

366. to put data into a system

Odp: input

367. data put into a system

Odp: input

368. a piece of equipment used for putting data into a computer

Odp: input device

369. one line of a computer program

Odp: instruction

370. a broadband network communications system that allows the ordinary analogue telephone sys...

Odp: integrated services digital network

371. the American company that designs and produces the electronic processors used in most of ...

Odp: Intel

372. a computer utility program that uses artificial intelligence to perform tasks for the use...

Odp: intelligent agent

373. allows two-way communication so that the user can respond or interact with the system

Odp: interactive

374. the hardware or software that connects two systems and allows them to communicate with ea...

Odp: interface

375. a 32-bit codnumber assigned to every node on the Internet. It consists of a series of n...

Odp: Internet protocol address

376. a free browser program developed by the Microsoft Corporation

Odp: Internet Explorer / Microsoft Internet Explorer

377. a set of standards for accessing email messages stored on an email server. Initially only...

Odp: Internet mail access protocol

378. the basic set of standards for enabling computers to communicate over the Internet

Odp: Internet protocol

379. an organisation that provides Internet connections for a fee

Odp: Internet service provider

380. the connection of computer networks across the world

Odp: Internet / the Internet

381. a program that converts other programs into machine code line by line as the programs are...

Odp: interpreter

382. a type of image frame used in MPEG compression which contains only information in the pic...

Odp: intra frame

383. a computer network that is internal to an organisation and uses the TCP/IP protocol in th...

Odp: intranet

384. abbreviation for Internet protocol. A part of the TCP/IP protocol used on the Internet.

Odp: IP

385. abbreviation for Internet protocol address

Odp: IP address

386. the IP part of a TCP/IP system

Odp: IP-layer

387. abbreviation for Internet relay chat. An Internet service that allows user to have a conv...

Odp: IRC

388. a process of identifying a user by scanning their eyes

Odp: iris recognition

389. an abbreviated form of information systems manager. A person who manages a computer-based...

Odp: IS Manager

390. abbreviation for integrated services digital network

Odp: ISDN

391. an electronic device that isolates a network system from high voltages and allows it to u...

Odp: isolation adapter

392. abbreviation for Internet service provider

Odp: ISP

393. abbreviation for information technology

Odp: IT

394. a process that is repeated as long as certain conditions remain true

Odp: iteration / loop structure

395. object-oriented computer programming language that was developed by Sun Microsystems i...

Odp: Java

396. a scripting language that allows simple programs to be embedded into HTML documents

Odp: JavaScript

397. a cursor control device in the form of a movable stick that is usually used for controlli...

Odp: joystick

398. abbreviation for joint photographic expert group -the committee that devised a common sta...

Odp: JPEG

399. a programming instruction that causes a program to change its normal sequence

Odp: JUMP comman

400. unwanted and unsolicited email that is normally advertising or trying to sell something

Odp: junk email

401. abbreviation for a kilobyte. A unit of storage capacity equal to 1024 bytes.

Odp: K

402. abbreviation for kilobits per second. A unit of signal speed equal to 1024 bits every sec...

Odp: Kbi

403. abbreviation for kilobits per second. A unit of signal speed equal to 1024 bits every sec...

Odp: kbps

404. a graphical user interface used with the Linux operating system

Odp: KDE

405. the lowest level layer at the core of an operating system. It deals with allocating hardw...

Odp: kernel

406. the main electronic input device that has keys arranged in a similar layout to a typewrit...

Odp: keyboard

407. the process of pressing and releasing a key on a keyboard

Odp: keystroke

408. a word used to categorise documents or records in a file. Keywords can be used by a searc...

Odp: keyword

409. abbreviation for kilohertz. A unit of frequency equal to 1000 cycles every second.

Odp: kHz

410. an application program that is particularly useful and popular, making a computer system ...

Odp: killer application

411. a collection of information that can be easily modified, revised and manipulated to enabl...

Odp: knowledge base

412. acronym for local area network

Odp: LAN

413. software that performs computer language translation

Odp: language processor

414. the largest type of portable computer

Odp: laptop

415. a printer that prints using toner powder and laser light on a photosensitive drum

Odp: laser printer

416. abbreviation for liquid crystal display. An electronic display device that uses liquid cr...

Odp: LCD

417. a cable connection that is rented for use in a communications system

Odp: leased line

418. a set of programmed functions that are made available for use by any program

Odp: library

419. the amount of data transferred each time there is a transfer between the main memory and ...

Odp: line size

420. a common term used for a hyperlink, i.e. the connection of a webpage to another webpage o...

Odp: link

421. a clone of the Unix operating system created by Linus Torvalds for use on personal comput...

Odp: Linux

422. the Linux-user term for a complete operating system kit complete with the utilities and a...

Odp: Linux distribution

423. to copy a program from a storage device into the computer's memory

Odp: load

424. computers connected together over a small area such as a company department

Odp: local area network

425. to record the time that an event happened

Odp: log

426. a record of when an event happened

Odp: log

427. to connect to a network system account normally using a password

Odp: logon

428. destructive code introduced into a program that is triggered by some event taking place o...

Odp: logic bomb

429. a digital electronic circuit that compares two or more inputs and gives an output accordi...

Odp: logic circuit

430. a method by which a program uses two sets of related records to find a required value. It...

Odp: look-up table

431. a computer language such as machine code or assembly language that is closer to the form ...

Odp: low-level language

432. an electronic card that gives the owner discount on purchases at a particular store depen...

Odp: loyalty card

433. a Unix command for printing a file

Odp: Ipr

434. a Unix command for displaying a list of files in a directory

Odp: Is

435. abbreviation for metre. An international unit for distance.

Odp: m

436. abbreviation for milliamp. A unit of current equal to one thousandth of an amp.

Odp: mA

437. the common name for the Apple Macintosh range of computers. A type of personal computer m...

Odp: Mac / Apple Mac

438. acronym for message-authentication code

Odp: MAC

439. a computer language that consists entirely of a combination of Is and Os

Odp: machine code

440. another name for artificial intelligence

Odp: machine intelligence

441. the family of operating systems used on the Apple Macintosh range of computers

Odp: Mac OS

442. a virus program in the form of a macro program

Odp: macro virus

443. a magnetic storage medium in the form of a thin plastic ribbon wound on a reel or a casse...

Odp: magnetic tape

444. a computer crime that involves inundating an email address with thousands of messages slo...

Odp: mail bombing

445. an email program that connects to an email server to send and receive email

Odp: mail client

446. a network service that stores email messages and enables email clients to send and receiv...

Odp: mail server

447. a folder used by an email server to store a user's emails

Odp: mailbox

448. a wordprocessing facility that causes a mailing list to be automatically combined with a ...

Odp: mailmerge

449. the electronic memory that holds the programs and data being used

Odp: main memory

450. the largest and most powerful type of computer. It is operated by a team of professionals...

Odp: mainframe

451. the main electricity supply

Odp: mains line

452. a Unix command for viewing the online manual pages on a Unix system

Odp: man

453. a set of tags that can be inserted into a document to indicate its layout and appearance

Odp: markup language

454. being part of a system in which an application is processed by up to 200 or more processo...

Odp: massively parallel

455. abbreviation for a megabyte

Odp: M

456. abbreviation for megabit per second. A unit of signal speed equal to 1 048 576 bits every...

Odp: Mbi

457. abbreviation for megabits per second. A unit of signal speed equal to 1 048 576 bits ever...

Odp: Mbps

458. a unit of storage capacity equal to 1 048 576 bytes

Odp: megabyte

459. a unit of frequency equal to 1 million cycles every second

Odp: megahertz

460. a unit of electrical resistance equal to 1 million ohms

Odp: megohm

461. the electronic part of a computer system that is used for temporarily storing the program...

Odp: memory

462. a list of options displayed on a computer screen

Odp: menu

463. a row of icons on a display screen that open up menus when selected

Odp: menu bar

464. a number produced by a message-digest function that is used to make a message tamper-proo...

Odp: message-authentication code

465. a program function that processes a message to produce a number called a message-authenti...

Odp: message-digest function

466. a system that allows the receiver of a message to detect whether someone has tampered wit...

Odp: message-integrity scheme

467. data about data in a document

Odp: metadata

468. a language from which you can create other languages

Odp: metalanguage

469. abbreviation for megahertz

Odp: MHz

470. an electronic integrated circuit in a small package

Odp: microchip

471. a personal computer. Smaller and less powerful than a mainframe or a minicomputer.

Odp: microcomputer

472. the main electronic chip in a computer. It can be thought of as the 'brain' of the comput...

Odp: microprocessor

473. the common name for the Microsoft Corporation. The company founded by Bill Gates that dev...

Odp: Microsoft

474. a high-frequency electromagnetic wave used in data communication systems

Odp: microwave

475. acronym for musical instrument digital interface. A standard for connecting musical instr...

Odp: MIDI

476. a computer that is slightly less powerful and a little smaller than a mainframe

Odp: minicomputer

477. a compact Unix clone written as a teaching aid by Professor Andy Tannenbaum

Odp: Minix

478. a technique used in RAID 1 systems where at least two hard disks are paired in such a way...

Odp: mirroring

479. the part of a computer virus that enables it to hide itself by altering the normal sequen...

Odp: misdirection routine

480. an electronic device used in audio recording that allows a number of audio inputs to be m...

Odp: mixing desk

481. a Unix and MS-DOS command for creating a directory

Odp: mkdir

482. a wireless telephone that operates over a wide area

Odp: mobile phone

483. short for modulator/demodulator. An electronic device that converts signals to enable a c...

Odp: modem

484. a process of combining a data signal with a carrier wave by causing the data signal to mo...

Odp: modulation

485. the main output device used to display the output from a computer on a screen. See VDU.

Odp: monitor

486. acronym for multi-user object oriented. An Internet virtual environment developed from mu...

Odp: MOO

487. the main electronic circuit board inside a computer that holds and connects together all ...

Odp: motherboard

488. a common cursor control input device used with a graphical user interface. It commonly ha...

Odp: mouse

489. a switch on a mouse that is pressed to select an object on the screen

Odp: mouse button

490. a cursor image in the shape of an arrow that is controlled by a mouse and is used for poi...

Odp: mouse pointer

491. a Microsoft Windows operating system feature that changes the function of the numeric key...

Odp: MouseKeys

492. abbreviation for MPEG Audio Layer 3. A Motion Picture Experts Group standard for audio co...

Odp: MP3

493. a standard video compression scheme. The term is an acronym for Motion Picture Experts Gr...

Odp: MPEG

494. abbreviation for Microsoft disk operating system. The command line operating system that ...

Odp: MS-DOS

495. the combination of text graphics animation sound and video

Odp: multimedia

496. the process of operating a user interface using a combination of types of input, e.g. key...

Odp: multimodal input

497. abbreviation for multiple virtual storage. It is the name given to a family of operating ...

Odp: MVS

498. abbreviation for milliwatt. A unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt.

Odp: mW

499. a Microsoft Windows feature that simplifies the process of copying and synchronising file...

Odp: My Briefcase

500. acronym for network attached storage. A device that can be plugged into a network to prov...

Odp: NAS

501. the process of writing programs using a computer language that is very similar to natural...

Odp: natural-language programming

502. the common name for the Internet

Odp: Net / the Net

503. a widely used web browser package

Odp: Netscape Communicator

504. a widely-used LAN operating system produced by Novell Incorporated

Odp: NetWare

505. to connect a number of computers and peripheral devices together

Odp: network

506. a combination of a number of computers and peripheral devices connected together

Odp: network

507. a computer designed using the industry specification from Oracle and Sun Microsystems for...

Odp: network computer

508. a person who is an expert in networking and gives talks and advice on the future developm...

Odp: network guru

509. the part of a network communications system that forms the data into packets and selects ...

Odp: network layer

510. an operating system that is used to administer and control a network allowing computers t...

Odp: network operating system

511. an artificial intelligence system that is capable of developing rules from given input so...

Odp: neural net / neural network

512. an Internet discussion group that uses a restricted area on a server computer to display ...

Odp: newsgroup

513. a network terminal or point where a computer is connected to a network

Odp: node

514. a portable computer that is about the same size as a piece of writing paper

Odp: notebook

515. the common name for Novell Incorporated. The American company that designs and produces t...

Odp: Novell

516. the section of a computer keyboard that includes keys for entering numerical digits (0-9)...

Odp: numeric keyboard

517. an object-oriented programming module that has its own properties created by bundling dat...

Odp: object

518. a type of programming where programs are made from combinations of predefined modules tha...

Odp: object-oriented programming

519. abbreviation for optical character recognition

Odp: OCR

520. a widely-used application package developed by the Microsoft Corporation that includes pr...

Odp: Office / Microsoft Office

521. a computer program or set of programs that are used in a typical office, e.g. a wordproce...

Odp: office application

522. disconnected from a computer system or the Internet

Odp: offline

523. connected to a computer system or the Internet

Odp: online

524. acronym for object-oriented programming

Odp: OOP

525. part of a system of software development where anyone is free to take a copy of the sourc...

Odp: Open Source

526. the set of programs that control the basic functions of a computer and provide communicat...

Odp: operating system

527. a process that enables a computer to scan and recognise printed characters using the refl...

Odp: optical character recognition

528. a type of storage device that reads or writes data using laser light, e.g. CD-ROM, DVD-RW

Odp: optical drive

529. a common name for glass fibre cable used in high speed networks. It enables data signals ...

Odp: optical fibre

530. data storage material that is written to or read from using laser light

Odp: optical media

531. a widely used database management system

Odp: ORACLE

532. abbreviation for operating system

Odp: OS

533. version 10 of the Apple Macintosh operating system. It is a modular OS and has a desktop ...

Odp: OS X

534. a free graphical interface email program integrated into the Internet Explorer browser de...

Odp: Outlook Express

535. the processed data or signals that come out of a computer system

Odp: output

536. abbreviation for picoamp. A unit of current equal to a millionth of a millionth of an amp...

Odp: pA

537. an application program or collection of programs that can be used in different ways

Odp: package / software package

538. a fixed size unit of data prepared for transmission across a network. Messages are normal...

Odp: packet

539. a method of transferring data across a network by dividing it into packets and transferri...

Odp: packet-switching

540. a type of programming language that uses tags to define the layout of a document, e.g. HT...

Odp: page-description language

541. a small radio receiver which beeps to alert the wearer of messages or telephone calls. It...

Odp: pager

542. a popular handheld personal organiser produced by 3Com

Odp: Palm Pilot

543. another name for a handheld IBM compatible computer

Odp: palm-size PC

544. a portable computer that is small enough to be held in the palm of one hand. See handheld...

Odp: palmtop

545. a subsection of a graphical user interface window

Odp: pane

546. extra data bits added to the end of units of data before transmission and then checked an...

Odp: parity data

547. a high-level structured computer language named after the mathematician Blaise Pascal. It...

Odp: Pascal

548. a secret code used to control access to a network system

Odp: password

549. to insert a copy of data held in a computer's memory at a chosen position

Odp: paste

550. to insert programming code into a computer program to fix or modify it in some way

Odp: patch

551. the part of a virus that carries out the threat such as displaying a slogan on the screen

Odp: payload

552. a set of computer programs used for calculating pay cheques

Odp: payroll package

553. abbreviation for an IBM type of personal computer

Odp: PC

554. (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) an interface for connecting peripherals to th...

Odp: PCI Express

555. a type of interface for connecting credit-sized electronic upgrade cards to portable comp...

Odp: PCMCIA

556. abbreviation for personal digital assistant. A small handheld computer providing a variet...

Odp: PDA / personal organiser

557. a small computer that has a pen input device instead of a keyboard

Odp: pen-based computer

558. a family of processors produced by the Intel Corporation

Odp: Pentium

559. a piece of equipment that is connected to the central processing unit of a computer syste...

Odp: peripheral

560. a computer designed to be used by one person at a time

Odp: personal computer

561. the common name for a predicted frame in an MPEG compressed file

Odp: P-frame

562. pretending to be someone that can be trusted, in order to steal personal information such...

Odp: phishing

563. an image-editing computer program produced by Adobe Systems Inc.

Odp: Photoshop

564. the part of a network communications system that encodes the packets into the medium that...

Odp: physical layer

565. a set of very small low power wireless links consuming only picoamps of electricity that ...

Odp: piconet

566. a computer crime that involves using another person's identification code or using that p...

Odp: piggybacking

567. acronym for personal information manager. A computer program that provides a variety of t...

Odp: PIM

568. an acronym for personal identification number. A unique number used by electronic systems...

Odp: PIN

569. a distinctive type of computer system that needs software to be written specifically for ...

Odp: platform

570. a games console developed by the Sony Corporation

Odp: PlayStation

571. an arrow-shaped cursor

Odp: pointer

572. a key feature of OOP programming by which different objects can receive the same instruct...

Odp: polymorphism ^pDli'moiftz

573. acronym for post office protocol

Odp: POP

574. to convert for use in another operating system or computer platform

Odp: port

575. a device that connects to a portable computer to make it easier to connect peripheral dev...

Odp: port replicator

576. a computer that is small and light enough to be carried from place to place. It can usual...

Odp: portable / portable computer

577. to display a message in a computer newsgroup or bulletin board

Odp: post

578. a message-retrieval protocol used by many mail clients to get messages from a server. It ...

Odp: post office protocol

579. a type of image frame used in MPEG compression. A predicted frame only stores the differe...

Odp: predicted frame

580. the part of a network communications system that ensures the message is transmitted in a ...

Odp: presentation layer

581. the main disk drive in a computer. In a PC this is usually a hard disk known as the C dri...

Odp: primary disk drive

582. the computer keyboard key that copies the current display screen image to memory or to th...

Odp: Print Screen

583. an electronic board that holds and connects the components of an electronic circuit

Odp: printed circuit board

584. a common output device used for printing the output of a computer on paper

Odp: printer

585. secret code known only to the owner that is used for encrypting and decrypting messages

Odp: private key

586. a computer programming language that enables programs to be written using sections of cod...

Odp: procedural language

587. the part of a computer that processes the data

Odp: processor

588. a set of instructions written in a computer language that control the behaviour of a comp...

Odp: program

589. to write a set of instructions for controlling a computer using a computer language

Odp: program

590. a person who writes computer programs

Odp: programmer

591. the processes of writing a computer program using a computer language

Odp: programming

592. a computer language used for writing computer programs

Odp: programming language

593. a set of agreed standards

Odp: protocol

594. a way of writing a description of a computer program using a mixture of natural language ...

Odp: pseudocode

595. a condition in which there is no copyright on a work such as a computer program allowing ...

Odp: public domain

596. a secret code the owner makes available to others so that they can encrypt messages they ...

Odp: public key

597. a method of coding messages using public and private keys to prevent others from reading ...

Odp: public-key cryptography

598. a type of communication where the receiving computer initiates the connection

Odp: pull mode

599. a list of choices that appear below a menu title on a display screen when the user clicks...

Odp: pull-down menu

600. a communication where the sending computer initiates the connection

Odp: push operation

601. a system of using the reflection of radio waves to detect an object and determine its loc...

Odp: radar

602. one of a set of mutually exclusive options in a dialog box, i.e. the user can only select...

Odp: radio button

603. acronym for redundant array of inexpensive disks

Odp: RAID

604. a particular arrangement of RAID array disks. Each RAID level is given a number with high...

Odp: RAID level

605. acronym for random access memory

Odp: RAM

606. a type of memory that can be accessed in any order. RAM is the main electronic memory of ...

Odp: random access memory

607. data that has not been processed

Odp: raw data

608. abbreviation for relational database management system. A database system that links file...

Odp: RDBMS

609. the immediate processing of computer data enabling interactive applications

Odp: real-time

610. to restart a computer operating system

Odp: reboot

611. a section of a database made up of related database fields

Odp: record

612. a computer program that allows the user to create their own audio CDs with a writeable CD...

Odp: recorder

613. the folder in Microsoft Windows operating systems where deleted files are stored

Odp: Recycle Bin

614. a storage system consisting of a set of hard disks that can be combined in different arra...

Odp: redundant array of inexpensive disks

615. a data management system provided by the TCP protocol to ensure that data is transferred ...

Odp: reliable stream service

616. is kept in the computer's memory

Odp: resident

617. an electronic component that reduces the flow of current in a circuit

Odp: resistor

618. a measure of the quality of a display screen in terms of the amount of graphical informat...

Odp: resolution

619. a set of standards for software used with internal look-up tables in a TCP/IP network for...

Odp: resolution protocol

620. to put data back into its original location

Odp: restore

621. to take an object apart to discover how it was originally designed and put together

Odp: reverse engineering

622. abbreviation for radio frequency

Odp: RF

623. abbreviation for radio frequency identification device. A label that stores information t...

Odp: RFI

624. to press and release the right-hand button on a mouse

Odp: right click

625. the main electrical supply circuit in a building

Odp: ring main

626. to extract songs from a CD and turn them into WAV files

Odp: rip

627. a program that extracts songs from a CD and turns them into WAV files

Odp: ripper

628. a Unix command for deleting a file

Odp: rm

629. a Unix and MS-DOS command for deleting a directory

Odp: rmdir

630. a mechanical device controlled by a computer

Odp: robot

631. the study of robot systems

Odp: robotics

632. something requiring great intelligence or technical ability

Odp: rocket science

633. acronym for read only memory

Odp: ROM

634. the path that is used to transfer data in a network

Odp: route

635. to move data from node to node on a network

Odp: route

636. an electronic device that links different networks or parts of a network. It determines t...

Odp: router

637. abbreviation for revolutions per minute

Odp: rpm

638. the name given to patterns found in data when using neural networks

Odp: rule

639. to execute a program, i.e. to get a program to process the data

Odp: run

640. a Unix command for displaying a report of who is currently logged in to the local network

Odp: rwho

641. abbreviation for software

Odp: s/w

642. a computer crime that involves manipulating programs or data so that small amounts of mon...

Odp: salami shaving

643. acronym for storage area network. A high-speed interconnection of shared storage devices

Odp: SAN

644. a widely used enterprise resource planning tool program

Odp: SAP

645. acronym for Serial ATA

Odp: SATA

646. to copy a program or data to a storage device

Odp: save

647. to copy text or graphics using a scanner

Odp: scan

648. an optical input device that uses the reflection of light to copy text or graphics into a...

Odp: scanner

649. a computer output device used for displaying text and graphic images

Odp: screen / monitor display screen

650. to move through displayed information smoothly on the screen either horizontally or verti...

Odp: scroll

651. the part of a graphical user interface window that allows the user to move through a docu...

Odp: scrollbar

652. acronym for small computer systems interface. A standard way of connecting peripheral dev...

Odp: SCSI

653. abbreviation for synchronous dynamic random access memory. A type of fast memory that use...

Odp: SDRAM

654. a program designed to find information on the World Wide Web according to data entered by...

Odp: search engine

655. a formatted section of a circular magnetic track used for storing data on a disk

Odp: user. Search engines are usually accessed from special websites, sector

656. the amount of time taken by a disk drive to find a particular track on a disk

Odp: seek time

657. a subdivision of data created by a network communications transport layer for which a che...

Odp: segment

658. designed to transfer data sequentially, i.e. one data bit after another

Odp: serial

659. (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) a drive interface that feeds signals one after th...

Odp: Serial AT

660. a number that uniquely identifies a product

Odp: serial number

661. the small connector at the back of the system unit of a personal computer that is used to...

Odp: serial port

662. a main computer that provides a service on a network

Odp: server

663. a large collection of networked server computers that work together by sharing the servic...

Odp: server farm

664. a number used to identify a computer for maintenance agreements

Odp: service tag number

665. the part of a network communicationsystem that opens communications and has the job of ...

Odp: session layer

666. abbreviation for Standard Generalised Markup Language

Odp: SGML

667. software that is distributed freely and only paid for if the user decides to keep it

Odp: shareware

668. a graphical user interface for an operating system

Odp: shell

669. a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a UNIX-based operating system. In DO...

Odp: shell script

670. the computer keyboard key that is held down to produce uppercase letters

Odp: shift key

671. to register with a service

Odp: signup

672. a well-known computer simulation game in which the users control various aspects of runni...

Odp: SimCity

673. a set of standards for sending email from an email client and transferring email between ...

Odp: simple mail transfer protocol

674. a programmed virtual environment that imitates a real or planned system

Odp: simulation

675. a common name for a website

Odp: site

676. a webpage that is used to show the overall layout of a website

Odp: site map

677. a computer program that is used to change the interface of another program, e.g. to chang...

Odp: skin

678. common name for the Industrial Scientific and Medical frequency band

Odp: SM band

679. a plastic card containing a processor and memory chip. It can be used to store large amou...

Odp: smart card

680. a device used for reading smart cards

Odp: smart card reader

681. a device that contains an embedded processor and memory

Odp: smart de