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Computer definition

An electronic machine that receives or stores or processes data very quickly using a stored program

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Hardware definition

Physical parts of the computer system that you can see and touch e.g. screen, printer, keyboard

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Program/software definition

A set of instructions written to instruct the computer to carry out a task

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Peripheral device definition

Any piece of hardware which is external to the processor

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Input devices definition

Devices used to get data into the computer

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Central processing unit (CPU) definition

The brain of the computer that carries out all processes e.g. calculations

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Motherboard definition

The main printed circuit board in the computer, which contains the CPU, memory boards and the other circuit boards required by a computer system

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Video card definition

A printed circuit board that generates the images for the computer's VDU (visual display unit). It can determine the resolution and variety of colours to be used on the screen.

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Output devices definition

Devices that provide information output in a format that humans understand e.g. screen display and printouts

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Backing store definition

Devices used to permanently store data when the computer is switched off e.g. Hard disk, CD

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ASCII definition

American standard code for information interchange