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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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  • algorithm - An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. Algorith...
  • server - A server is a computer program that provides services to other computer programs (and their users...
  • physical security - Physical security is the protection of people and systems from damage or loss due to physical eve...
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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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  • processor (CPU) - A processor is the logic circuitry that responds to and processes the basic instructions that dri...
  • phase-locked loop - A phase-locked loop (PLL) is an electronic circuit with a current-driven oscillator that constant...
  • network node - A network node is an endpoint or redistribution connection point for data transmissions on a comm...
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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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Terms related to mathematics, including definitions about logic, algorithms and computations and mathematical terms used in computer science and business.

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  • algorithm - An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. Algorith...
  • fractal - Fractals are non-regular geometric shapes that have the same degree of non-regularity on all scales.
  • game theory - Game theory is the study of mathematical models of negotiation, conflict and cooperation between ...
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Terms related to microprocessors, including definitions about silicon chips and words and phrases about computer processors.

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

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

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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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  • haptics - Haptics (pronounced HAP-tiks) is the science of applying touch (tactile) sensation and control to...
  • narrow AI (weak AI) - Narrow AI is an application of artificial intelligence technologies to enable a high-functioning ...
  • chatterbot (chatbot) - A chatterbot, also known as a chatbot or chat bot, is a program that attempts to simulate the con...
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