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an arrangement that users have with a company that allows them to use the Internet for certain purposes

account n.

2

To read or write data on a computer file
The act of reading data from a computer file

access v., n.

3

[C] an optional product designed to
complement another application, for
example a ‘solver’ in Excel

add-in (also plug-in)n.

4

(of a measured value) taking any value
between a maximum and a minimum

analogue (AmE analog)a.

5

to display a sequence of images in a
computer program to give the impression
of motion

animate v.

6

[C] a sequence of images in a computer
program giving the impression of motion

animation n.

7

[C] a small program which is run from
within another application, for example
from within a browser or a website

applet n.

8

C] a program or a group of programs that
performs a particular task for the user, i.e.
a word processor or a spreadsheet

application (also app)n.

9

U] the ability of a computer to copy
intelligent human behaviour in finding a
solution to a problem

artifical intelligence (Al) n.

10

(of data transmission) differing
downstream bit rate and upstream bit rate;
or relating to public key cryptography

asymmetric (also
asymmetrical) a.

11

to link a file to an electronic message, for
example to an email

attach v.

12

[C] a file that is linked to an electronic
message, for example to an email

attachment n.

13

[U] proof of identity as a security measure
that requires users to securely verify who
they are

authentification n.

14

[C] a graphical representation of a person
on a computer screen, especially in a
computer game or chat room

avatar n.

15

- to copy information from your computer
to a separate storage device
[C] a copy of information on your
computer, which is stored separately

back up v.
backup n.

16

[C] a high speed line or a series of
connections to which smaller, local lines
connect

backbone n.

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[U] the amount of data that can be sent
through a network connection at any one
time

bandwidth n.

18

[C] a coded pattern of thick and thin bars
with varying spaces in between for
recognition by a scanner

barcode n.

19

[C] a test for a computer product given to
customers prior to commercial release,
often preceded by a round of alpha testing

beta test n.

20

pertaining to a numbering system that has
2 as its base and uses only two digits, 0
and 1, for its notation

binary a.

21

to update a publicly accessible Web page
serving as a personal journal for the writer
[C] a publicly accessible Web page that
serves as a personal journal for the writer

blog (also weblog n.) v., n.

22

[C] a writer who updates a publicly
accessible Web page that serves as a
personal journal for any subject

blogger n.

23

[C] a marker for finding a Web page or a
specific place in a file immediately
to mark a Web page or a specific place in
a file so that they can be found quickly

bookmark / favourite n., v.

24

(~ up) to load the first piece of software
when starting a computer
the act of loading the first piece of
software when starting a computer

boot v.n.

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[C] a software app, e.g. a spider, that runs
without human intervention to perform
repetitive tasks on the Internet

bot (also robot) n.