Wordlist: Computer - List 2

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data
 
information; a collection of object-units that are distinct from one another
 
data processing
 
any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers
 
data protection
 
the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them
 
data transfer
 
the act of moving or passing data from one place, person or thing to another
 
process
 
to perform a particular process
 
hardware
 
the part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc.
 
software
 
encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM)
 
operating system
 
software that controls the allocation and usage of hardware resources such as memory, CPU time, disk space, and input and output devices
 
scanner
 
a device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium
 
scan
 
to create a digital copy of an image using a scanner
 
display
 
to show conspicuously on a screen
 
monitor
 
a device similar to a television set used to give a graphical display of the output from a computer
 
cursor
 
a moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device; an indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place
 
scroll
 
to change one's view of data on a computer's display, typically using a scroll bar or a scroll wheel; to move in or out of view horizontally or vertically
 
icon
 
a small picture which represents something; pictual representations of files, programmes and folders on a computer
 
window
 
a rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes
 
menu
 
a list which lets you select a programme or an action
 
 
    • data[ˈdeɪtə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • information; a collection of object-units that are distinct from one another
    • Example:
      • There's a lot of data on this computer.
    • data processing(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers
    • Example:
      • Data processing is a complex operation.
    • data protection(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them
    • Example:
      • Data protection concerns exist wherever personally identifiable information is collected and stored.
      • Synonym(s):
        data privacy
  • data transfer
    • data transfer, data transfers(noun)
    • Definition:
      • the act of moving or passing data from one place, person or thing to another
    • Example:
      • The whole data transfer will take a few days.
    • process[ˈprəʊsɛs](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to perform a particular process
    • Example:
      • We have processed the data using our proven techniques, and have come to the following conclusions.
  • hardware
    • hardware[ˈhɑːdˌwɛə](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc.
    • Example:
      • They recently got some new hardware components.
      • Antonym(s):
        software
    • software[ˈsɔft.wɛɻ](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM)
    • Example:
      • As originally conceived, the word software was merely an obvious way to distinguish a programme from the computer itself.
      • Antonym(s):
        hardware
    • operating system, operating systems(noun)
    • Definition:
      • software that controls the allocation and usage of hardware resources such as memory, CPU time, disk space, and input and output devices
    • Example:
      • Which operating system do you use? Windows?
  • scanner
    • scanner, scanners['skænə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium
    • Example:
      • He put the picture in the scanner, then e-mailed a copy of it to his family.
    • scan[skæn](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to create a digital copy of an image using a scanner
    • Example:
      • He scanned some pictures.
    • display[dɪsˈpleɪ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to show conspicuously on a screen
    • Example:
      • A warning was suddenly displayed.
  • monitor
    • monitor, monitors[ˈmʌnətɚ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device similar to a television set used to give a graphical display of the output from a computer
    • Example:
      • A pop-up appeared on the monitor.
      • Synonym(s):
        display, screen
  • cursor
    • cursor, cursors['kɜː(r)sə(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device; an indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place
    • Example:
      • Move the cursor over the area.
      • Synonym(s):
        caret
  • scroll
    • scroll[skɹoʊl](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to change one's view of data on a computer's display, typically using a scroll bar or a scroll wheel; to move in or out of view horizontally or vertically
    • Example:
      • She scrolled the offending image out of view.
    • icon, icons[ˈaɪkən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a small picture which represents something; pictual representations of files, programmes and folders on a computer
    • Example:
      • Click on the icon to get started.
    • window, windows[ˈwɪndəʊ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes
    • Example:
      • A new browser window opened.
    • menu, menus[ˈmɛnjuː](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a list which lets you select a programme or an action
    • Example:
      • Open the menu to select a programme.
 

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        scan
        to create a digital copy of an image using a scanner
        window
        a rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes
        display
        to show conspicuously on a screen
        monitor
        a device similar to a television set used to give a graphical display of the output from a computer
        icon
        a small picture which represents something; pictual representations of files, programmes and folders on a computer
        cursor
        a moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device; an indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place
        operating system
        software that controls the allocation and usage of hardware resources such as memory, CPU time, disk space, and input and output devices
        data
        information; a collection of object-units that are distinct from one another
        scanner
        a device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium
        process
        to perform a particular process
        hardware
        the part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc.
        scroll
        to change one's view of data on a computer's display, typically using a scroll bar or a scroll wheel; to move in or out of view horizontally or vertically
        data protection
        the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them
        data processing
        any of many techniques in which data is retrieved, stored, classified, manipulated, transmitted and/or reported in such a way as to generate information; especially such processing using computers
        data transfer
        the act of moving or passing data from one place, person or thing to another
         
         
         

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        hardware
        the part of a computer that is fixed and cannot be altered without replacement or physical modification; motherboard, expansion cards, etc.
        monitor
        a device similar to a television set used to give a graphical display of the output from a computer
        scanner
        a device which scans documents in order to convert them to a digital medium
        cursor
        a moving icon or other representation of the position of the pointing device; an indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place
         
         
         
         

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