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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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Moving pictures.
virtual reality
An imaginary world that seems real. Images appear in 3-dimensions. Some software programs allow the user to walk through a scene, making it appear real to the user. The user's computer needs a plug-in or special software program to display virtual reality. Visit Whatis.com, an online dictionary, for more information on virtual reality.
A piece of programming code that joins an existing program or action on the user's computer creating mischief or major problems. Downloading a program or sharing disks may spread viruses. Responsible computer users buy anti-virus software and load it on their computers to protect against viruses. Visit Whatis.com, an online dictionary, for more information on virus.
An abbreviation for Virtual Reality Modeling Language. A programming language that creates 3-dimensional images that interact with the user. VRML can create 3-D worlds to explore.

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