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.
- A Tip Before You Begin
- 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.
- If you need more information, click on the highlighted words that appear in this dictionary. You will jump to another definition or a window will pop up in this screen.
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- A software program containing searchable information. The user analyzes, manipulates and organizes information in the database.
- dead link
- A dead link is any Web page or Internet site you jump to that has a broken link. Dead links are Web pages or Internet sites that have the wrong address or an incorrect URL.
- A keyboard command to remove letters, words, sentences or blocks of text.
- dialog box
- A box where the user types a response. A dialog box can be a form or a checklist.
- The file cabinets on the computer where programs, folders and files are stored.
- Also called diskette or floppy disk. A 3 1/2" or 5 3/4" disk that holds computer information, files or programs.
- disk drive
- A thin slot in the front of the computer that holds and reads information and files off the disk into the computer's memory.
- Words written on a word processor. A document may include words, images or icons.
- domain name
- The name of an organization, company, school, government or person on the Web. The type of organization follows a domain name. For example, ibm.com where IBM is the company and .com indicates it is a business: Visit Whatis.com, an online dictionary, for more information on domain name.
The currently used domain names are:
- .com for commercial organization or business
- .edu for education
- .gov for government
- .net for network resource, machine or Internet Service Provider
- .mil for military
- .org for non profit organizations
- To move programs or data from a server to a computer.
- A section of the computer that contains programs and files. Computers have
- A drive: the disk drive
- C drive: the main section where files are stored.
- Multimedia computers have another drive for the CD-ROM drive.
- drop-down menu
- Also called pull-down menu. A list of concealed commands or selections revealed when clicked on. It allows the user to select one or more items from a list of several choices.
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