Computer Dictionary

Throughout the world of computing you will hear jargon galore, which, unless you are already in the IT industry, you may need a few explanations. Our computer dictionary contains common computing terms along with their description, written in plain English.

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Hardware and software terms
This is the biggest section of our dictionary, it includes hardware devices and standards as well as software related terms.

Measurement terms
Terms used to measure data storage, data transfer and also print and display specifications.

Multimedia terms
These terms are used to describe multimedia filetypes, compression standards and processing.

Networking terms
These terms relate to networking hardware, topologies and protocols.

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