By S.M.H. Collin
With over 10,000 entries offering modern assurance of computing phrases, this absolutely revised version of Dictionary of Computing presents insurance of the phrases utilized in computing, together with undefined, software program, programme languages, networks and functions, e-commerce and the web. Its definitions are effortless to appreciate for readers with no historical past in computing and to non-native English audio system. supplementations contain tables of codes and programming languages. every one access contains an instance sentence to teach how the time period is utilized in context, with quotations from magazines and newspapers to teach how phrases are utilized in actual lifestyles.
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The smallest particle of an element that has the same properties as the element 2. a value or string that cannot be reduced to a simpler form atomic /ə tɒmk/ adjective an referring to an operation that returns data to its original state if it is stopped during processing ATSC / e ti es si / noun a committee that defines the SDTV and HDTV standards for use in the USA. Full form Adatom atomic ATSC vanced Television Systems Committee attach /ə t tʃ/ verb to connect a node or attach login to a server on a network processor /ə t tʃt prəυsesə/ noun a separate microprocessor in a system that performs certain functions under the control of a central processor attachment /ə t tʃmənt/ noun a named file which is transferred together with an electronic mail message ć There is an attachment with my last mail message – it contains the sales report.
Authoring software lets you design the pages of the multimedia book and place video clips, images, text and sound on a page. ) 2. same as webpage design software authorisation / ɔ θəra zeʃ(ə)n/, authorization noun 1. permission or power to do something 2. the process of giving a authorisation user permission to access a system noun (in an IBM PC running the MS-DOS operating system) a batch file that contains commands that are executed when the computer is first switched on or reset autoflow / ɔ təυfləυ/ noun a feature of DTP or wordprocessing software that automatically flows text around a graphic image or from one page to the next auto-login / ɔ təυ lɒ n/, auto-logon / ɔ təυ lɒ ɒn/ noun a phone number, password and user’s number transmitted when requested by a remote system to automate logon.
A program used to test the performance of software or hardware or a system ć The magazine gave the new program’s benchmark test results. benchmarking / bentʃmɑ kŋ/ noun the testing of a system or program with a benchmark benchmark problem / bentʃmɑ k prɒbləm/ noun a task or problem used to test and evaluate the performance of hardware or software benchmarking benchmark problem COMMENT: The same task or program is given to different systems and their results and speeds of working are compared. BER / bi i ɑ / noun a standard method BER of encoding data that is stored in the ASN language, often used in libraries and other Internet data sites.