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(computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive access time
code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something (a telephone line or a computer or a local area network etc.) access , access code
(computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information access , memory access
(computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register accumulator , accumulator register
printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities add-in , board , card , circuit board , circuit card , plug-in
(computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored address , computer address
data processing by a computer ADP , automatic data processing
branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively AI , artificial intelligence
(from a combination of ALGOrithmic and Language); a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms ALGOL
(computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions allocation , storage allocation
(computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer alpha test
(computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers American Standard Code for Information Interchange , ASCII
computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages) analog computer , analogue computer
circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire AND circuit , AND gate
either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material angle bracket , bracket
computer program that checks you computer for viruses and prevents their spread anti-virus program
(computer graphics) a technique that is used to smooth jagged distortions in curves and diagonal lines so they appear smoother antialiasing
program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task application , application program , applications programme
(computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software architecture , computer architecture
(computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme ASCII character set
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