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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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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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  • electret microphone - An electret microphone is a widely-used electronic communications and audio recording device. The...
  • microphone - A microphone is a device that translates sound vibrations in the air into electronic signals or t...
  • flash storage - Flash-based storage, based on flash memory, is used for data repositories, storage systems and co...
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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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  • Khan Academy - The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides free video tutorials and ...
  • learning curve - Learning curves are a visualization of the difficulty estimated in learning a subject over a peri...
  • causation - Causation, or causality, is the capacity of one variable to influence another. The first variable...
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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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Nanotechnology

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

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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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  • telepresence robot - A telepresence robot is a remote-controlled, wheeled device that has wireless internet connectivi...
  • robo-advisor - A robo-advisor is an artificial intelligence (AI) driven virtual financial advisor. Robo-advisors...
  • Moral Machine - The Moral Machine is a platform developed at MIT to gather human perspective on the moral decisio...
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