Computer Awareness Daily Glossary:
Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of important Computer Awareness Glossary, Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming Banking exams can use this.
Data: Representations of facts. The raw material of information. (Plural of datu m.)
Database: The integrated data resource for a computer-based information system.
DDR: This is a new type of RAM called Double Data Rate RAM. It is used in some of video cards such as the Nvidia GeForce cards.
Digital: Term used to describe any information that has been translated into a corresponding series of 1s and 0s; any information text, sound, image, color etc. may be digitized.
Digital Computer: A reference to any system based on discrete data, such as the binary nature of computers.
Digital Video/ Versatile Disk (DVD): The successor technology to the CD-ROM that can store up to 10 gigabytes or more.
Data bus: A bus used to communicate data internally and externally to and from a processing unit or a storage device.
Default: Pertaining to an attribute, value, or option that is assumed when none is explicitly specified.
Default value: A standard setting or state to be taken by the program if no alternate setting or state is initiated by the system or the user. A value assigned automatically if one is not given by the user.
Demodulation: Converting signals from a wave form [analog] to pulse form [digital]. Contrast with modulation.
Design: The process of defining the architecture, components, interfaces, and other characteristics of a system or component.
Developer: A person, or group that designs and/or builds and/or documents and/or configures the hardware and/or software of computerized systems.
Digital-to-analog converter: Output related devices which translate a computer’s digital outputs to the
corresponding analog signals needed by an output device such as an actuator.
Direct memory access: Specialized circuitry or a dedicated microprocessor that transfers data from memory to memory without using the CPU.
Disk: Circular rotating magnetic storage hardware. Disks can be hard [fixed] or flexible [removable] and different sizes.
Disk drive: Hardware used to read from or write to a disk or diskette.
Documentation: The aids provided for the understanding of the structure and intended uses of an information system or its components, such as flowcharts, textual material, and user manuals.
Driver: A program that links a peripheral device or internal function to the operating system, and providing for activation of all device functions.
Downloading: Retrieving a file or group of files from the Internet so that they can be stored on a local hard drive. By accessing a page, you have, in fact, downloaded all the information on the page so that it can be viewed and interpreted by your web browser.