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applications

Computer programs with a user interface

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Boolean Search Logic

Combining words and phrases using the words AND, OR, NOT and NEAR (otherwise known as Boolean operators) to limit, widen, or define your Internet search

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browser

A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks

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communication

The imparting or exchanging of information or news

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CPU

(Central Processing Unit) The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions

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Central Processing Unit

: The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions

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digital camera

: Camera that records and stores digital images

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digital video camera

A video camera is a camera used for electronic motion picture acquisition, initially developed by the television industry but now common in other applications as well

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download

To copy data from one computer system to another or to a disk

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e-mail

To communicate electronically on the computer

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hardware

The machines, wiring, and other physical components of a computer or other electronic system

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HTML

Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages

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hyperlink

: A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen

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internet

An international computer network providing e-mail and information from computers in educational institutions, government agencies, and industry, accessible to the general public via modem links

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science

The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment

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software

The programs and other operating information used by a computer

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surf

To browse the Internet; look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular

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technology

The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes

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URL

Uniform Resource Locator; a location or address identifying where documents can be found on the Internet; a Web address

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virus

A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data

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WWW: World Wide Web

a system of interlinked hypertext documents contained on the Internet