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Computer science

Definitions about computer science including computing fundamentals vocabulary, protocol and standards terminology, words about microprocessors and terms used in electronics.

Electronics

Terms related to electronics, including definitions about electrical components and words and phrases about computers, laptops parts, digital cameras, televisions and home appliances.

  • resolution

    Resolution is the number of pixels -- picture elements or individual points of color -- that can be contained on a display screen or in a camera sensor.

  • complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    A complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) is the semiconductor technology used in most of today's integrated circuits, also known as chips or microchips.

  • mu

    The lowercase Greek letter µ (pronounced mu) generally represents the prefix multiplier 0.000001, i.e., 10^-6 or one millionth.

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Internet technologies

This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet technologies, including definitions about port numbers, standards and protocols and words and phrases about how the Internet works.

  • domain

    Specific to the internet, the term domain can refer to how the internet is structured, and domain also refers to how an organization's network resources are organized.

  • fuzzy search

    A fuzzy search is a technique that uses search algorithms to find strings that match patterns approximately.

  • W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

    The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is an international organization that creates standards for the World Wide Web.

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IT standards and organizations

Terms related to information technology (IT) standards, including definitions about IT organizations and words and phrases about policies and compliance.

  • mu

    The lowercase Greek letter µ (pronounced mu) generally represents the prefix multiplier 0.000001, i.e., 10^-6 or one millionth.

  • specific gravity

    Specific gravity, more formally known as relative density, is a measure of the density of a substance in comparison to the density of water.

  • W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

    The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is an international organization that creates standards for the World Wide Web.

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Microprocessors

Terms related to microprocessors, including definitions about silicon chips and words and phrases about computer processors.

  • complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS)

    A complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) is the semiconductor technology used in most of today's integrated circuits, also known as chips or microchips.

  • stack pointer

    A stack pointer is a small register that stores the memory address of the last data element added to the stack or, in some cases, the first available address in the stack.

  • interrupt

    An interrupt is a signal emitted by a device attached to a computer or from a program within the computer.

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Robotics

Terms related to robotics, including definitions about consumer or manufacturing robots and words and phrases about stepper motor systems, XY positioning tables, automation and artificial intelligence.

  • machine vision

    Machine vision is the ability of a computer to see; it employs one or more video cameras, analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) and digital signal processing (DSP).

  • conservation of angular momentum

    Conservation of angular momentum is a physical property of a spinning system such that its spin remains constant unless it is acted upon by an external torque; put another way, the speed of rotation is constant as long as net torque is zero.

  • moonshot

    In technology, a moonshot is an ambitious, exploratory and groundbreaking project undertaken without the assurance of near-term profitability or benefit and, perhaps, without a full investigation of potential risks and benefits.

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  • network packet

    A network packet is a basic unit of data that's grouped together and transferred over a computer network, typically a ...

  • virtual network functions (VNFs)

    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

  • network functions virtualization (NFV)

    Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a network architecture model designed to virtualize network services that have ...

SearchSecurity
  • data breach

    A data breach is a cyber attack in which sensitive, confidential or otherwise protected data has been accessed or disclosed in an...

  • insider threat

    An insider threat is a category of risk posed by those who have access to an organization's physical or digital assets.

  • data compliance

    Data compliance is a process that identifies the applicable governance for data protection, security, storage and other ...

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  • data privacy (information privacy)

    Data privacy, also called information privacy, is an aspect of data protection that addresses the proper storage, access, ...

  • leadership skills

    Leadership skills are the strengths and abilities individuals demonstrate that help to oversee processes, guide initiatives and ...

  • data governance policy

    A data governance policy is a documented set of guidelines for ensuring that an organization's data and information assets are ...

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SearchCustomerExperience
  • recommerce

    Recommerce is the selling of previously owned items through online marketplaces to buyers who reuse, recycle or resell them.

  • implementation

    Implementation is the execution or practice of a plan, a method or any design, idea, model, specification, standard or policy for...

  • first call resolution (FCR)

    First call resolution (FCR) is when customer service agents properly address a customer's needs the first time they call.

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