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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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  • modulation - Modulation is the process of adding information to a steady waveform or to an electronic or optic...
  • resistance - Resistance is the opposition that a substance offers to the flow of electric current; the term co...
  • electric field strength - Electric field strength is a quantitative expression of the intensity of an electric field at a p...
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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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  • negative correlation - A negative correlation is a relationship between two variables such that as the value of one vari...
  • Euler diagram - An Euler diagram (pronounced OY-ler diagram) is a graphic depiction commonly used to illustrate t...
  • prime number - A prime number is a whole number greater than 1, whose only two whole-number factors are 1 and it...
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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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  • OpenPower Foundation - The OpenPower Foundation is an organization in which IBM shares its Power microprocessor technolo...
  • 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...
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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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