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Computer Terms Database

Name

Definition

Ranking

Example

Applications Software

Programs that are written to do tasks that humans want to do.

8

Tool software

CPU

Central processing unit

9

Gateway Systems Tower

Disk Drives

Store information magnetically and require some type of media such as tapes, disks, or CD’s.

15

Internal disks, External disks…

e-mail

Electronic mail

13

Kristenash@yahoo.com

Hard Drive

Usually internal magnetic disks (20 megabytes-100 gigabytes)

5

C Drive

Hardware

Part of the computer system is the metal, plastic, and silicon, that use the electricity.

1

Keyboard, mouse,…

Home Page

The first page of a web site

14

www.drmts.tripod.com

HTML

Hypertext information retrieval system that navigates databases on the Internet.

6

Programming tags used as language on Web.

Input/Output Devices

Things that can perform both input and output functions

7

Disk Drives

Internet

A network of networks made up of thousands of education, government, business, and community networks sharing information.

10

Use to find research, email, etc.

Operating System

Acts as a visible interface between the user and the computer.

4

Macintosh

Software Program

A way to communicate with a computer to give it instructions written in specially designed languages.

2

Microsoft Word

Systems Software

Software that makes the computer system perform its most basic operations such as starting up and reading disks

3

Dos

URL

Universal resource locator

12

http://www.yahoo.com

World Wide Web

Hypertext information retrieval system that navigates databases on the internet

11

Used to find schedules, links, websites, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Terms Database

Name

Definition

Ranking

Example

Hardware

Part of the computer system is the metal, plastic, and silicon, that use the electricity.

1

Keyboard, mouse,…

Software Program

A way to communicate with a computer to give it instructions written in specially designed languages.

2

Microsoft Word

Systems Software

Software that makes the computer system perform its most basic operations such as starting up and reading disks

3

Dos

Operating System

Acts as a visible interface between the user and the computer.

4

Macintosh

Hard Drive

Usually internal magnetic disks (20 megabytes-100 gigabytes)

5

C Drive

HTML

Hypertext information retrieval system that navigates databases on the Internet.

6

Programming tags used as language on Web.

Input/Output Devices

Things that can perform both input and output functions

7

Disk Drives

Applications Software

Programs that are written to do tasks that humans want to do.

8

Tool software

CPU

Central processing unit

9

Gateway Systems Tower

Internet

A network of networks made up of thousands of education, government, business, and community networks sharing information.

10

Use to find research, email, etc.

World Wide Web

Hypertext information retrieval system that navigates databases on the internet

11

Used to find schedules, links, websites, etc.

URL

Universal resource locator

12

http://www.yahoo.com

e-mail

Electronic mail

13

Kristenash@yahoo.com

Home Page

The first page of a web site

14

www.drmts.tripod.com

Disk Drives

Store information magnetically and require some type of media such as tapes, disks, or CD’s.

15

Internal disks, External disks…