An Internet Dictionary
The computer industry and the Internet are adding new words everyday to our language. Learn the meaning of these new terms in words you can understand.
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- This Internet Dictionary is easy to use. To find what you are looking for, click on the first letter of any word you want to find.
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- Adobe Acrobat
- Acrobat is a software program from Adobe. Use it to create or view Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To view a PDF file, download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- The unique name and location of a person, server or site on the Internet. Includes
- An e-mail address with a user's e-mail name followed by an @ (at) sign and the user's server domain name.
- An Internet address or IP address such as:
- A string of numbers.
- A domain name.
Example: disney.com, or
- A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) address for a specific file or Web page.
- Alta Vista
- A popular search engine on the Internet.
- animated GIF
- A picture or graphic image on a Web page that moves. GIF is an abbreviation for Graphics Interchange Format.
- Also called anti-viral. A software program that searches a hard drive and floppy disks for any virus.
Keep the anti-virus program updated with the latest virus protection by downloading updates from the manufacturer's Web site.
- A small program that runs automatically on most browsers. It loads automatically when you select a link on a Web page that contains the program. See also Java applet. Visit Whatis.com, an online dictionary, for more information on applet.
- A technical term for sound.
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