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Technologyfrom A to ZW o r d s & D e f i n i t i o n sBy Susan West Nevitt Computer Lab

The place that displays the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) or address of a web page.Address Bar An internet browser is the program used to access the internet and view web pages on a computer.


CPUA CPU or Central Processing Unit Is the brains of the computer.


The Desktop is the main computer screen that shows icons that stand for files and folders.


A system for sending Electronic Mail messages from one computer to another.

Dear Max,Sending an e-mail to see how you aredoing and tell you I will be visiting soon.Sending my love, BriannaFlash Drive

A small portable storage device that plugs into a computer USB port to transfer information from one computer to another.


A widely used search engine to find web pages with information about a particular subject.

Hard Drive

Computer hardware inside a computers CPU that holds information on a magnetic disk.


An Icon is a small picture representing a program, file or object saved on the hard drive.


JPEG is a standard format for compressing and storing pictures on the hard drive. JPEG is an abbreviation for `Joint Photographic Experts Group'


The keyboard is used to type letters, numbers and symbols as well as a variety of functions.


A laptop computer is a smaller, lighter, portable version of a desktop computer, that can be used almost anywhere.


A mouse is a hand-operated device that controls the position of the cursor on the computer screen as you move it.

A monitor is the display screen for a computer.


A computer network is several computers linked together to communicate and share information.


Being online means having an open line of communication by being connected to a computer or the internet.


A printer is connected to a computer and able to receive and print text or pictures on paper.


A Qwerty keyboard is the standard English language typewriter keyboard layout.A Qwerty keyboard is the standard English language typewriter keyboard layout.


To have the computer shut down and start up again.

Scroll Bar A scroll bar is a long thin box along one edge of a window, which you click on to move text up and down or across the window.


A A toolbar is a row of buttons on the display screen that you click to select various functions.USB Universal Serial Bus is a means of connecting a device to a computer so that they can communicate and exchange data.

VirusA virus is a man-made program that can cause harm to computer files and programs.


A website is a collection of pages containing specific information on a particular topic that was searched for.


Windows XP is an operating system, which is software that communicates with the hardware and allows other programs to run.

You Tube You Tube is a video sharing website where people can upload their videos and view other peoples videos.

Zip file A Zip file is a computer file containing data that has been compressed to reduce the size of the file.