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Computer and Its Terminologies

Computer and Its Terminologies

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computer and its varius components and types of computers.
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M. Guymon
Pleasant Grove HighSpring 2003
Types of Computers &Computer Hardware
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M. Guymon
Pleasant Grove High SchoolSpring 2003
Basic Terminology
Computer 
A device that accepts input,processes data, stores data,and produces output, allaccording to a series of stored instructions.
Hardware
Includes the electronic andmechanical devices thatprocess the data; refers tothe computer as well asperipheral devices.
Software
A computer program thattells the computer how toperform particular tasks.
Network
Two or more computers andother devices that areconnected, for the purposeof sharing data andprograms.
Peripheral devices
Used to expand thecomputer’s input, output andstorage capabilities.
 
M. Guymon
Pleasant Grove High SchoolSpring 2003
Basic Terminology
Input
Whatever is put into a computer system.
Data
Refers to the symbols that represent facts, objects, or ideas.
Information
The results of the computer storing data as bits and bytes; the words,numbers, sounds, and graphics.
Output
Consists of the processing results produced by a computer.
Processing
Manipulation of the data in many ways.
Memory
Area of the computer that temporarily holds data waiting to beprocessed, stored, or output.
Storage
Area of the computer that holds data on a permanent basis when it isnot immediately needed for processing.

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