Computer Collection Of Words For Beginners

Application – computer software that is designed for a specific type of activity.

Assistant – Perhaps you are already familiar with this. The assistant appears in the form of a dopey dog or a bouncing ball etc that mostly appears on the right-hand side of the screen. Its task is to try to guess what you may need help with. Based on your actions. As you type it will provide relevant help topics. It cannot read your mind and this is where you come in and learn their language of command.

Bookmark – A saved link to a web address, also called a hot list entry or favorite place

Boot – To boot your computer means to start it up. To give the computer more space for memory.

Browser – A piece of software that finds and displays web pages and other documents stored on the Internet. A program used to connect to sites on the World Wide Web.



Byte – Generally a text character is defined by eight bits, which are equal to one byte. A kilobyte is actually 1024 bytes, while a megabyte is equal to 1024 Kilobytes.

CD-ROM – A compact disc read-only memory, which is a disk similar to and audio cd that stores information data that can only be read.

Channel – A web page set up for continuous updating.

Click – To click the mouse button then releasing it.

Client – A program such as a web browser that connects to a centralized server program and obtains information from it.

Client Server model – A methods of sharing computer and network resources by centralizing some functions with a server and allowing individual clients to connect to the server to perform those functions.

Cookies – They are bits of data that websites put on computers so they can track what people do online You can use your browser to delete cookies from kids hard disk.

CPU – Central processing unit. Is the main microprocessor or the electronic brain inside the computer?

Crash – A failure of computer software or hardware, which freezes the computer.

Cursor – The arrow on a monitor that indicates where on the screen you are working.

Customize –

Ø Word 2000 creates a bunch of customized documents. One primary letter for each person in your database (as in the address book).

Ø To send the same letter to more than one person only the names and addresses will change.

Data – A source and piece of information.

Database – An organized store of information.

Data source – A document that contains a list of information

Desktop – The main interface of the operating system that is shown on the screen of your computer after it has started up and before any programs are running

Desktop Publishing – Creates magazines, newspapers or any other printed material using a desktop computer and page layout software.

Detailed Area – The main body of a form and will contain all of the fields required, lines, texts and text boxes.

Dialler – Software that connects your computer to an Internet service provider.

DTP – Desktop Publishing.

Digital – Any device that utilizes binary code. All computers are digital.

Disk Drive – The device that holds, reads and writes onto a disk such as a floppy or zip disks.

Downloading – Means copying files from the Internet to your computer hard disk.

Drag – To click on something and move it to a new place, while holding down the mouse button.

Drop Down List – This list displays a set of choices

DVD – A digital versatile disk, a disk that looks much like a CD-ROM but can hold seven times more information.

Edit – A time-saving feature that helps you with text in a document service available such as delete, documents, spelling, and grammar.

Email – Electronic mail that allows you to send messages to other people and organizations are on the Internet or linked to your computer on a network.

Fax Modem – A device that allows you to connect your computer to other computers via the phone lines as well as to send and receive faxes.

Field Properties – This area will allow you to set up field rules and formats. The options may change depending upon the data type you selected for a field.

Field Size – This allows us to set the size of a field. It will fill a fixed space on the disk. It is wise to have a minimum size set to each field.

Field Format – This section appears instead of the field size when you have selected a date or numerical data type. The Field format will display the date or number in a specific format.

Field Caption – This controls the field name in a form or report. The actual field is called Name, however, the caption may display a label reading Members Name in the forms and report areas

Files – A block of information on a hard disk or a floppy disk. Information like word processing a document stored on the floppy or the hard disk and they are referred as files.

Filter – A special effect that can be applied to a graphics image, such as texture. Usually found in Paint such as Adobe Photoshop.

Floppy Disk – A portable data storage disk. Floppies hold about 1.4MB of data and so are only really useful for storing text files.

Folder – A storage place for computer files. Folders can store anything from applications to your personal work.

Font – Different kind of letters in the alphabet that you can use and change to any size and shape.

Footer – This area will be displayed at the bottom of each form view. It will generally contain specific text, borders or fields.

Format – This makes the appearance of your document and carries a variety of Fonts, Styles, Colour, working with Spacing, margins and creating columns.

FTP – File Transfer Protocol, also used to describe Internet public file archive sites (FTP sites)

Hacking – Is when someone illegally and for the purposes of influencing and controlling another computer system.

Hard Copy – The output of computer information as a copy on paper.

Hard Disk – A computer main storage disk, which holds the operating system and application files.

Hardware – The equipment that makes up a computer disk drives, processor, monitor, keyboard, mouse, printer etc.


Ø (The Form Header) – This is the area to be displayed at the top of the form view. It generally contains a heading of what the form is about

Ø (The Page Header) – This area will be displayed at the top of each printed page.

Homepage – The central document or default start-up page of a World Wide Web or individual page.

HTML – The hypertext markup language. The language consisting mainly of formatting tags used to describe a document for the World Wide Web, including both structural formatting and hyperlinks.

: -) Smiling: -D laughing: -O shocked or surprised: -(Sad; -) Winking

; – P poking out your tongue

; – * Kiss

Icons – A small graphic displayed on the computer screen, which represents a command or file.

Image Map – An image that connects to different urls depending on which part of the image is clicked.

Import – To put a file you saved and bring back to continue your task.

Index – This will sort automatically in ascending order by this field. It can slow the data entry process, as it will sort itself whilst you are entering the data.

Integration – The convergence of two technologies into one such as the mythical convergence of TV and computers.

Internet – A collection of networks and computers all over the world all of which share information or at least email, using agreed upon Internet protocols. An international network of millions of university, government, commercial and private Computers

Internet importance – Why is the Internet important to the future of Kids.

a) Research/homework

b) Staying in the touch with anyone, everyone all around the globe.

c) All visual information on hobbies and sports

d) Downloading files playing music TV, games and surfing along the three WWW.

Intranet – Is the small versions of the Internet, usually operating within a corporation. The technology of the Internet on a smaller scale.

IP – Internet Protocol

IRC – Internet Relay cat (this needs a special software)

Java – A computer language designed to extend the capabilities of the Web, and that it can only present information in predefined formats, mostly Text, picture and simple animation.

Justification – To justify means to line up evenly.

Link – A specially designed word or image that when clicked takes a wet browser to a new page or other destination an embedded web address.

Manipulate – users on the Internet can easily manage, influence or change cleverly and unfairly for their own purpose and advantage. So take extra care as well as good people you will also find bad. Special care with images and graphics software packages.

Modem – The box that connects your computer to a normal phone line.

Mouse – The computer tool that you hold you hold and click leading you to actions and commands.

Multimedia – The incorporation of many different media often including text, pictures, sounds, video, animation and so on.

Netscape Navigator – The Web Browser

Net – A loosely defined term meant to suggest the loose association of all or most computers on the planet. This term generally refers to a more inclusive set of linked networks than just the Internet but it also corresponds roughly to the Internet.

Net-casting – Publishing Web content on a continuous basis to subscribed viewers also called webcasting and push.

Options Button – This marks a black dot that appears in its center. Only one option button in a group can be marked. They are sometimes referred to as the Radio Buttons

Page – On the World Wide Web, an HTML document.

PC – The personal computer used widely by the computer industry to refer to IBM computers.

Pixel – A single dot on a computer screen.

Port – A connector part to the computer that allows your to connect a device such as a printer, a digital camera microphone etc.

Portal – A major Web site that large numbers of visitors use as a starting point on the web

Punctuation – The practice of inserting marks into your text.

ROM – A read only memory instructions stored for a period of time until such time that the computers are turned off. That is why you must save important documents to floppy disk at the end of the day saving your work on an external disk

Safety/Awareness – Personal details are those about your name, address and phone numbers.

Save/ Save As – When saving a file or document it will automatically enter the report title name as the file name. If you use the save function, but want to be more specific about the file name then you must use Save As. You can save web pages as files and store them on your hard drive or /and can be printed

Scroll Bars – This allows you to browse through a document and Are located on the right side of your window.

Search engines – Allows users to search for files and pages on the Internet entering keyboards that are run against a database.

There are three different types of search engines: –

Ø Standard Search Engines uses a combination off commands established by the user, which searches to find World Wide Web documents from the database.

Ø Search Engines, This growth has led to the development of Meta search tools that are often referred to as, threaded search engines. These allow the user to search multiple databases simultaneously, via a single interface.

SubjectGuides, The subject guides are organized indexes of subjects category that allow the Web searcher to browse through lists of websites by the subjects. They are compiled and maintained by people and many include a search engine for searching their own database

Server – A piece of software or a machine that acts as a centralized source of information or computing resources such as websites, gopher menus, FTP archives and so on that are available to clients.

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