An acronym for Hypertext Markup Language, coding used for internet language.
A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network.
Pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and wrong in conduct.
Pertaining to principles of rules, right and wrong
The maximum amount of data that can travel a communications path in a given time, usually measured in seconds.
Address locator at the top of any web page.
Connects your computer to your ISP or online service over a regular telephone line.
A company or organization that provides access to the Internet through its servers, usually for a fee.
Allows your computer to be permanently connected to the Internet using telephone lines with faster service.
A system that lets people read each other's messages and post new ones.
Allows people to interact with a computer and computer-controlled devices.
The software application that allows you to view Internet pages.
Is a unit of measurement of information storage.
A window you can open to adjust various aspects of your computer, such as the volume, fonts, desktop background, mouse speed, and clock.
A key used to access commands through the keyboard rather than the menus.
Used in various online communications, such as e-mail messages or postings to newsgroups or BBSs. It is a communication that finishes the message.
The unique address name for an Internet site.
To save a file onto your computer from another source, like the Internet.
Contains more than plain text. It may contain additional code information for photos, sounds, a spreadsheet, or formatted word-processing text. It is made up of machine-readable symbols that represent 1s and 0s.
A common method of networking computers in a Local Area Network (LAN)
A computer network limited to the immediate area, usually the same building.
A software program that performs repetitive functions, such as indexing information on the Internet.
Protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
An integrated collection of security measures designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to a networked computer system.
A measurement of how fast data is transmitted. It is usually used to describe modem speeds or the speed of a digital connection.
A device for storing information in a fixed location within your computer.
The page on the Internet, which most often gives users access to the rest of the Web site. A site is a collection of pages.
The name given to any computer directly connected to the Internet. Host computers are usually associated with running computer networks, online services, or bulletin board systems.
A system that allows people to send e-mail to one address, which is then copied and sent to all of the other subscribers to the mail list. In this way, people who may be using different kinds of e-mail access can participate in discussions together.
A horizontal strip at the top of a window that shows the menus available in a program.
Used in various online communications such as e-mail messages or postings to newsgroups or BBSs, it is a communication that indicates the author has something else to say.
A computer's main circuit board, containing the CPU (Central Processing Unit), microprocessor support chips, RAM (Random Access Memory), and expansion (bus) slots. Also known as the logic board.
Protocol/Internet Protocol) application that sends a message to another computer, waits for a reply, and displays the time the transmission took.
When you download a web page it is temporarily stored on your computer. The next time you want that page, instead of requesting the file from the web server, your web browser just accesses it from this, so the page loads quickly.
The unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.
Files that are compressed and must be "unzipped" to be read. Zipped files download faster because they are smaller than an uncompressed equivalent.
With regard to memory, virtual refers to temporarily storing information on the hard drive.
The software used to produce documents, such as letters, posters, reports, and syllabi.
A computer or software package that provides a specific service to client software running on other computers
An interface program that enables an Internet server to run external programs to perform a specific function.
Key strokes that enact the same commands available in the menus of a program.
An electronic space, typically a website or a section of an online service, where people can go to communicate on line in real time.
A list of options that shows when you select a menu at the top of a window. For example, the File menu in most programs reveals commands such as open, new, and saves.
Readable and writeable memory that acts as a storage area while the computer is on, and is erased every time the computer is turned off. This memory stores data and helps execute programs while in use.
An image that has instructions embedded in it so that clicking on it initiates some kind of action or result.
Readable memory that cannot be corrupted by accidental erasure. ROM retains its data when the computer is turned off.
Any of a number of giant databases on the Internet, which store data on Web sites and their corresponding URLs. Some popular search engines are Metacrawler, Alta Vista, and Excite.
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