Browse Definitions:
Quiz

Quiz: IT's Greek to me!

Do you speak G(r)eek? We bet you know more words than you'd think. How many can you guess correctly?

1. If you think your computer has a mean streak, you're exhibiting this, the tendency to think of non-humans as having human characteristics. The term comes from the Greek words for human and shape.
What is it?

2. This term comes from a Greek word for a leaf of paper glued to a manuscript volume, describing its contents. In networking, it's the special set of rules that end points in a telecommunication connection use when they communicate.
What is it?

3. We sometimes use this word to describe a computing environment with interoperable devices from different manufacturers. The term comes from Greek words for other and kind .
What is it?

4. This term for a pattern or example of something comes from a Greek word meaning to show side by side . ( Hint: Watch out for these -- they have a tendency to shift! )
What is it?

5. The science of information security takes its name from a Greek word for hidden .
What is it?

6. This memory aid sometimes takes the form of a verbal device, such as a rhyme that is learned to help remember something. We get the term from a Greek word meaning mindful .
What is it?

7. From a Greek word meaning cooperation , we get this concept describing how two or more entities can work together to create an effect greater than the sum of their efforts.
What is it?

8. Derived from a Greek word for significant , this is the study of meaning.
What is it?

9. The word we use to describe writing that proceeds in one direction on one line (such as from left to right) and then in the reverse direction on the next line (such as from right to left) is a Greek word for turning an ox in a field.
What is it?

10. This term, for an artificially manufactured or synthesized molecule built up from branched units called monomers, derives from a Greek word for tree.
What is it?

How many could you guess correctly? Let us know!

Looking for more challenges? See our collection.

This was last updated in August 2008

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

    The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, is a symmetric block cipher used by the U.S. government to protect classified ...

  • identity theft

    Identity theft, also known as identity fraud, is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personally identifiable ...

  • spear phishing

    Spear phishing is an email-spoofing attack that targets a specific organization or individual, seeking unauthorized access to ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

  • disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)

    One approach to a strong disaster recovery plan is DRaaS, where companies offload data replication and restoration ...

SearchStorage

  • ZFS

    ZFS is a local file system and logical volume manager created by Sun Microsystems to control the placement, storage and retrieval...

  • CIFS (Common Internet File System)

    CIFS (Common Internet File System) is a protocol that gained popularity around the year 2000, as vendors worked to establish an ...

  • GlusterFS (Gluster File System)

    GlusterFS (Gluster File System) is an open source distributed file system that can scale out in building-block fashion to store ...

SearchSolidStateStorage

  • Tier 0

    Tier 0 (tier zero) is a level of data storage that is faster, and perhaps more expensive, than any other level in the storage ...

  • PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive)

    A PCIe SSD (PCIe solid-state drive) is a high-speed expansion card that attaches a computer to its peripherals.

  • SSD caching

    SSD caching, also known as flash caching, is the temporary storage of data on NAND flash memory chips in a solid-state drive so ...

SearchCloudStorage

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

  • Zadara VPSA and ZIOS

    Zadara Storage provides block, file or object storage with varying levels of compute and capacity through its ZIOS and VPSA ...

Close