Computer Terms

TERM

DEFINITION

IMPORTANCE RANKING

EXAMPLE

1. Hardware

Metal, plastic, silicon that use the electricity

First

Monitor, keyboard, printer, scanner

2. Output Device

What you use to get information from the computer

Sixth

Monitor, printer, projector

3. Disk Drives

Can perform both input and output functions

Seventh

A:\ for floppy disks, C:\ for CDs

4. Digital Camera

Stores pictures on disks instead of film

Fourteenth

Digital camera

5. Internal Drive

Disk drive inside the computer

Eighth

Drive that is used to run the system software

6. System Software

Makes the computer system perform its most basic operations

Second

It prompts the systems to automatically bring up the icons

7. Operating System

Acts as a visible interface between the user and the computer

Third

MS-DOS, Windows, OS2 Warp

8. URL

Universal resource locator

Thirteenth

http://myrawash.tripod.com/index.html

9. E-mail

Electronic mail

Twelfth

Myrawash@excite.com

10. Application Software

Written to do tasks that humans want to do such as writing a letter

Ninth

Educational software, utility software, tool software

11. Web Site

Special kind of publication of information on the Web

Eleventh

Personal page to store or introduce a web site that will follow

12. Printer

Most common output device

Fifth

Dot matrix, ink jet, laser

13. CD-ROM

Compact disks

Tenth

Music, storage, or software applications

14. Joystick or Wand

Used as a way to eliminate some typing by pointing to preset information

Fifteenth

Hospital admittance entry

15. Keyboard

Most common input device

Fourth

Used to enter information into the computer

Computer Terms

TERM

DEFINITION

IMPORTANCE RANKING

EXAMPLE

Application Software

Written to do tasks that humans want to do such as writing a letter

Ninth

Educational software, utility software, tool software

CD-ROM

Compact disks

Tenth

Music, storage, or software applications

Digital Camera

Stores pictures on disks instead of film

Fourteenth

Digital camera

Disk Drives

Can perform both input and output functions

Seventh

A:\ for floppy disks, C:\ for CDs

E-mail

Electronic mail

Twelfth

Myrawash@excite.com

Hardware

Metal, plastic, silicon that use the electricity

First

Monitor, keyboard, printer, scanner

Internal Drive

Disk drive inside the computer

Eighth

Drive that is used to run the system software

Joystick or Wand

Used as a way to eliminate some typing by pointing to preset information

Fifteenth

Hospital admittance entry

Keyboard

Most common input device

Fourth

Used to enter information into the computer

Operating System

Acts as a visible interface between the user and the computer

Third

MS-DOS, Windows, OS2 Warp

Output Device

What you use to get information from the computer

Sixth

Monitor, printer, projector

Printer

Most common output device

Fifth

Dot matrix, ink jet, laser

System Software

Makes the computer system perform its most basic operations

Second

It prompts the systems to automatically bring up the icons

URL

Universal resource locator

Thirteenth

http://myrawash.tripod.com/index.html

Web Site

Special kind of publication of information on the Web

Eleventh

Personal page to store or introduce a web site that will follow