Competitive Exams: Computer Terminology M to N

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MainframesClassified by size, the second largest classification of computers. Much larger than desktops or laptop computers
Megabyte (Mb)Approximately a million bytes.
Megahertz (MHz)One million machine cycles per second.
MemoryPrimary storage that works with the CPU to hold instructions and data in order to be processed.
MicrocomputersPersonal computers or desktop computers.
ModemThe device that allows your computer to talk to other computers over a telephone line.
MonitorAn output device with a screen used to show computer images. A video or computer display device.
MouseA tool used to move the cursor and pointer on the screen (input device) .
MultimediaTo use a combination of text, pictures, sounds, movies, and/or animation.
NetworkA system of connected computers that allows a sharing of files and equipment. There are two types of networks: Local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN)
Non-linearNot moving in a straight line or path; a multimedia presentation that transitions from one image to another in an order that is preset, but not necessarily in a straight path. Example: a non-linear presentation can transition from image 1 to image 3 and back to image 1 using menus and branching to move around the pages
NotebookA personal computer that can fit into a briefcase.
Numeric KeypadThe portion of the keyboard, usually on the right hand side of a full keyboard, used to enter numbers and basic math functions (± ⚹ /) quickly.

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