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  Saugus.net: Glossary of Computer Terms
Terms in the second section may be looked up by either using the "find in page" function of your browser, or by appending "#term" (without the quotes and where term is the term of interest) to the "URL" or "go to" section of your browser, keeping in mind that case matters.
In reality, computer memory is only capable of remembering sequences of zeros and ones, but by utilizing the binary number system it is possible to produce arbitrary rational numbers and through clever formatting all manner of representations of pictures, sounds, and animations.
Programming languages designed to help facilitate it are called object-oriented languages (sometimes abbreviated as OOL) and databases built with it in mind are called object-oriented databases (sometimes abbreviated as OODB or less fortunately OOD).
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 Game programming and graphics glossary
A program that converts another program written in one programming language into another programming language while retaining the semantics specified by the original program.
Most programs contain references to functions and data that whose interfaces are known to the compiler but whose definition is not known.
Programming by adding patches and hacks to a piece of code that is to fragile to modify in any straight forward manner.
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Computer programs that perform end-user applications such as accounting or word processing (as opposed to operating-system or utility-program chores).
A second copy of a computer program or file that is used in case the original copy is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
A computer security system in which a user dials the computer, enters a password, is disconnected from the computer, waits while the computer checks the password against a table, and finally is reconnected only if the password is found.
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 andreas.com FAQ: Glossary of Computer Terms
A $4 pocket calculator has all of the main parts of a computer: a keypad (input device), a bit of ROM memory which holds the mathematical rules and a bit of RAM memory to hold the numbers, and a tiny CPU that performs the operations.
Programmers sit around and invent programs which are then turned over to marketing, which has to figure out how to get people to see the program as a solution to a need that they didn't have before.
It divides a program into the currently used portions, which is then held in the quick RAM chips, and the currently unused portion, which is held on the slow hard disk.
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 List of computer programming terms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of computer programming terms taken from the Glossary of Telecommunication Terms, published as Federal Standard 1037C.
Additional terms have been added from different sources.
BCD -- binary system (numeral) -- Binding (computer science) -- bit -- bitmap -- bool -- booting -- breakpoint -- branch -- bug -- byte
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 Computer Literacy Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
High-level language: A programming language which offers Enligsh-like commands to the programmer and does not require him to be concerned with low-level memory management tasks, but which does require the programmer to present a detailed set of steps explaining to the computer how to solve the problem at hand.
Programming involves the following steps: Understanding the problem to be solved; designing an algorithm in English to solve the problem; testing the algorithm on paper and revising it if necessary; coding the solution in a programming language; debugging the program; and documenting the program.
The program is broken up into units called modules, and the computer must be told about plans to use variables within the program at the beginning.
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 Hosting Glossary - Web Hosting Ratings Dictionary of Terms
A computer program that requests a service from the server program, usually over the network.
It is a set of programs that manage the hardware resources of a computer, provide the environment for application programs to run and provide the user interface.
A programming language in which programs are the series of commands that are interpreted and then executed one by one.
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 Glossary of Computer Terms by Walton Dell (with Tons of Definitions!)
For a file saved in the program to be backward compatible, it must be possible to open the file in a previous version of the program.
Computer programs are also data, though many people may use the word data to mean information stored on the computer by the end user.
Some programs allow you to turn individual toolbars on and off (to display or hide them), and you may even be able to customize the toolbar by changing what buttons are shown (or even add your own buttons).
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 Glossary « WordPress Codex
It is a computer's identity on the internet, and every computer connected to the internet is assigned at least one — although the methods of assigning these addresses, and the permanence and duration of their assignment, differ according to the use of the computer and the circumstances of its internet use.
In general computer terms, "ping" is a common utility used in a TCP/IP environment to determine if a given IP Address exists or is reachable.
Spammers use various methods to distribute their electronic junk mail, and employ bots, or computer programs to quickly and easily send email or comments to millions of addresses and IPs all over the world.
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 Mathematical Programming Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This contains terms specific to mathematical programming, and some terms from other disciplines, notably economics, computer science, and mathematics, that are directly related.
You should look at the added information about this glossary, especially if this is your first time here.
The Nature of Mathematical Programming - See this for basic terms and a standard form of a mathematical program that is used throughout this glossary.
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 Home Computer Security -- Glossary
Refers to a programming style that does not include any shortcuts to improve performance, but instead relies on sheer computing power to try all possibilities until the solution to a problem is found.
In addition, the term is used to describe the process of loading a font into a laser printer.
A program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes.
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 Matisse's Glossary of Internet Terms
A somewhat vague term generally referring to software that is secretly installed on a users computer and that monitors use of the computer in some way without the users' knowledge or consent.
A computer program is either hidden inside another program or that masquerades as something it is not in order to trick potential users into running it.
Typically viruses spread by attaching themselves to programs and in some cases files, for example the file formats for Microsoft word processor and spreadsheet programs allow the inclusion of programs called "macros" which can in some cases be a breeding ground for viruses.
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 Rackspace Managed Hosting | | Web Hosting - Dedicated Server - Rackspace Managed Hosting | Glossary of Terms
When a computer is referred to by name, a domain name server puts that name into the numeric IP address assigned to that computer.
When you hear the term "host" in the Internet world, it is referring to an Internet company that has the required servers and software to connect domain names to (IP) Internet Protocol numbers so that your site can be viewed by the public when they type your domain in their browser window.
The term can refer to a particular piece of software, such as a WWW or HTTP server, or to the machine on which the software is running.
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 Glossary of Internet and Computer Terms
This is the area of computer science focusing on creating machines that can engage on behaviors that humans consider intelligent.
The ability to create intelligent machines has intrigued humans since ancient times, and today with the advent of the computer and 50 years of research into AI programming techniques, the dream of smart machines is becoming a reality.
An applet is a small program, generally written in the Java programming language that is usually translated by browsers thus allowing interactivity on Web pages.
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 Sample: Glossary of Computer Language Terms
program::computer=a set of instructions that a computer is stupid enough to abey, written by a programmer, and often translated by a compiler into a code used by a machine.
Often used ironically by the intended victim when a suggestion for a program is made which seems easy to the suggester, but is obviously (to the victim) a lot of work.
All computer science tress are drawn upside-down with the root at the top and the leaves at the bottom.
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 Glossary of Internet & Web Jargon
A term used in Boolean searching to indicate the sequence in which operations are to be performed.
Most use "fuzzy and" combined with factors such as how often your terms occur in documents, whether they occur together as a phrase, and whether they are in title or how near the top of the text.
Computer robot programs, referred to sometimes as "crawlers" or "knowledge-bots" or "knowbots" that are used by search engines to roam the World Wide Web via the Internet, visit sites and databases, and keep the search engine database of web pages up to date.
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 Glossary - SaiTechInfosoft Web Hosting
In practice, this term and a newer term, e-business, are often used interchangably.
You make an image map by defining each of the sensitive areas in terms of their x and y coordinates (that is, a certain horizontal distance and a certain vertical distance from the left-hand corner of the image).
In computer programming, a script is a program or sequence of instructions that is interpreted or carried out by another program rather than by the computer processor (as a compiler program is).
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 Glossary of computer terms - MyOddPc.com
Most users are familiar with PC or Mac Desktop computer, but there are in fact a few Desktop computer manufacturers.
A laptop computer or simply laptop (also notebook computer) is a small mobile computer that run on a battery and/or AC/DC power.
Notebook often refers to a smaller Laptop, (who in turn used to be seen as smaller 'Portable computer').
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 Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures
We do not include algorithms particular to business data processing, communications, operating systems or distributed algorithms, programming languages, AI, graphics, or numerical analysis: it is tough enough covering "general" algorithms and data structures.
Some terms with a leading variable, such as n-way, m-dimensional, or p-branching, are under k-.
You may find terms dealing with hardware, the computer industry, slang, etc., in the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing or in A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms.
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 Employee Threats Computer Glossary Terms and More Computers Sub Categories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
a large amount of blank discs and sleeves was also found along with photocopiers and computers.Alltel is providing nearly 50 computers with internet access and phones with free long-distance calling for hurricane katrina refugees in the central arkansas area at a cyber center inside alltel arena.
Employee Threats Computer Glossary Terms - That ibm will manage and upgrade abn amro desktop computers and printers and the information centers for abn amro s.Choose computers for work.and play e-mail this article print this article (sep 2, 2005) for students.
students are looking for mobile computers that not only will help them.It has come to eras attention that local scrap collectors and poor people are sneaking out computers containing hard drives with personal information, patient data, and banking information.
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 Technical Terms
Ruby is a dynamic programming language uses for developing applications that has recently enjoyed a rapid growth in its development community, thanks to the huge amount of attention that 'Rails' has generated.
By promoting these standards, it will ensure that there is a degree of consistency across computer systems, so that web designers do not need to concern them selves about making specific versions of a website for a given platform.
The standards that are drafted by the W3C also ensure that web media can be easily used across different types of digital medium, including mobile phones, screen readers (used by blind people to read out the website to them), and printers.
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 Computer Training: ''The Craft of Computer Programming''
guide for beginners who want to learn how to program or seasoned pros seeking a refresher.
With this book, you'll learn how to build a computer program from scratch and apply the concepts which are fundamental to every popular language.
You'll also find out how to avoid common programming pitfalls, use debug technology for a nearly perfect program and more.
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 BABEL: A Glossary of Computer Related Abbreviations and Acronyms
A Glossary of Computer Oriented Abbreviations and Acronyms
First compiled when I became frustrated while reading magazine articles, help wanted ads and equipment for sale brochures....all pertaining to computers....where the following Abbreviations and Acronyms were used and their meanings were either not known to me or were not immediately available.
This glossary can never be considered complete so look over the entries and let me have your feedback.
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 Webopedia: Online Computer Dictionary for Computer and Internet Terms and Definitions
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The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology definitions.
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