Competitive Exams: Computer Terminology I to J

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A small picture or symbol representing a computer hardware function or component.


Clip art, graphics or drawings on a computer


To set the first line of a paragraph in from the margin about 5 spaces (USE THE TAB key! ).

Ink-jet Printer

A type of printer that forms letters on the page by shooting tiny electrically charged droplets of ink.


To send data, text, documents to your computer's CPU. You can use ANY input device to do this

Input Device

The hardware that is used to pass information into the computer. Any hardware device that lets you send data to your computer (i.e.. Keyboard, mouse, scanner)


A network of computers that provides information world-wide; also known as the information superhighway.

Internet Browser

Provides access to the Internet through a service provider by using a graphical interface.

Jpeg (Joint Photographic Experts Group)

A standard for shrinking graphics so they can be sent faster between modems and take up less space on your hard drive. These graphics can be reduced to 5 percent of their original compressing graphics to 30 or 40 percent of their original size results in minimal loss of quality