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Computer Science

Definitions about computer science including computing fundamentals vocabulary, protocol and standards terminology, words about microprocessors and electronics definitions.

Computing fundamentals

Terms related to computer fundamentals, including computer hardware definitions and words and phrases about software, operating systems, peripherals and troubleshooting.

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  • vendor - A vendor is an individual or company that sells goods or services to somone else in the economic ...
  • public sector - The public sector is the segment of an economic system that is controlled by government; it contr...
  • grid computing - Grid computing uses small, distributed resources from servers and PCs to solve big problems. But ...
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Electronics

Terms related to electronics, including definitions about electrical components and words and phrases about computers, laptops parts, digital cameras, televisions and home appliances.

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IT standards and organizations

Terms related to information technology (IT) standards, including definitions about IT organizations and words and phrases about policies and compliance.

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Mathematics

Terms related to mathematics, including definitions about logic, algorithms and computations and mathematical terms used in computer science and business.

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Microprocessors

Terms related to microprocessors, including definitions about silicon chips and words and phrases about computer processors.

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  • Intel Curie - Intel’s Curie module is a tiny system-on a-chip (SoC) based on the Intel Quark SE. The SoC is th...
  • ARM processor - An ARM processor is any of several 32-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computer) microprocessors...
  • cache memory - Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is random access memory (RAM) that a computer microprocesso...
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Nanotechnology

Terms related to nanotechnology, including manufacturing definitions and words and phrases about building machines at a molecular level.

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  • quantum theory - Quantum theory is the theoretical basis of modern physics explaining the nature and behavior of m...
  • smart machines - Smart machines are systems that use machine learning to perform work traditionally conducted by h...
  • stepper - A stepper is a machine used to project the image of a circuit in photolithographic semiconductor ...
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Protocols

Terms related to communication protocols, including definitions about TCP, IP, UDP, POP, SMTP, HTTP, XML, W-CDMA and FTP.

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Robotics

Terms related to robotics, including definitions about consumer or manufacturing robots and words and phrases about stepper motor systems, XY positioning tables, automation and artificial intelligence.

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