Computer And Electronics Glossary

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The meaning and acronym of this page called "GLOSSARY" are all about computer knowledge. All are base of the knowledge and definition came from the author, experience, and understanding of the certain aspects of technology about the study of computer. These are all about the Acronyms or definitions of the components, peripherals, hardware, and software of computers accordingly to its original terminology. If there are words, meaning, and acronym or any aspects of describing both the computer and electronic technology, we respect your rights as the owner/author. If so, it will be mentioned later here for the courtesy of the owner/ author of the certain meaning and acronyms of the computer.

Other definition published here are came from the other author or a book where it pickup and define through its word or acronym.  

And because computer is a highest device electronics, the electronic acronym will include also here.

  1. Computer: Any machine that work with hardware and software, through signal processing with in its system.Embedded with a program processing to control and manipulate by its central processing.
  2. Central Processing Unit: A device of computer that has a primary function to control all function of computer, such as: keyboard, mouse, all the input/output system of computer.
  3. Input Device: this devices of computer has an ability to feeds data of computer or can be process first the data by computer system before it will become visible to the human user.such as; keyboard, mouse, scanner, etc.
  4. Internet: The term internet is derived from the word "International network", is a part of the classification of the network as a bigger part of all classification as wide area network or WAN.Its major function of application is internet as world wide web or (WWW) through it different URL.
  5. Motherboard(MOBO): a central subassembly or the core main hardware of computer assemble internally in Central Processing Unit(CPU) mounted a variety of chips: such as Video Graphic Adapter(VGA), Audio, and chipset controllers that enable the computer processors to fetch, decode, and execute instructions through and end to the other resources of computer.
  6. Hard Disk Drive(HDD): is the highest storage device of computer, use to stored the Operating Systems of the computer through its partition drive called c:Or a stationary drive of Operating System(OS)
  7. LCD Monitor: derived from the word; Liquid Crystal Display.Its discovered by a botanist engineer; he discovered that a molecules can be use as monitor of computers; laptop, PC, etc. using a main power board and converter board that enable the florescent to produce light within its panel to form an image or data of the computer via display generator.
  8. CD ROM:  is a device of computer use to drive or read the compact disk(CD) through READ ONLY of computer processor.
  9. I/O ports: is a part of computer motherboard(MOBO) that has found in the rear or back of computer system unit(CPU)that controls the input/output peripherals of computer: such as, keyboard, mouse, etc.
  10. Southbridge(ICH):called as Input/output controller hub by Intel company.Is an IC that has a primary function to control the input/output system or peripherals devices of computer, such as: keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer, etc.This part of the motherboard(MOBO)called by the other company as Southbridge   as fashion name as being south of PCI bus.
  11. Northbridge(MCH):called as Memory Controller Hub by Intel company.Is an IC found near the processor chip or processor socket that has a primary function to control the work of the memory or RAM(Ramdom Access Memory)before the processor signal or IRQ(Interrupt Request).And access the function of the storage devices and display signal(VGA).This part of the motherboard(MOBO)called by the other company as Northbridge as fashion name as being north of the PCI bus.
  12. PCI Slot(Peripheral Components Interconnect):Is a parts or slot of the motherboard.Before old motherboard has a slots called ISA or EISA slot(Industry Standard Architecture or Extended Industry Standard Architecture).This part of motherboard has a primary function to carry or hold the PCI card for the additional or external devices of the computer.Both I/O devices of computer, such as: LAN Card, Modem, Wireless LAN card, expansion card, USB expansion card, etc.Commonly,this could be found as white color slot in Motherboard.
  13. AGP Slot(Accelerated Graphic Ports):A part of the Motherboard that has a primary function to hold or carry the AGP card of the computer.This card has a function to generate point to point signal of the computer or processing the 3d graphics display, such as the new games of today generation.Commonly    has a clock rate speed of 8x strobbing power(8x times the system clock) and 256 mb/s in maximum capacity through its built-in GPU(Graphic Processor Unit).
  14. PCI e Slot(Peripheral Components Interconnect Express): This slot of the motherboard that found commonly near the processor socket.Has a primary function to hold or control the PCI e card of the computer.This card has a primary function to generate the 3d and 4g display signal of the computer, such as the new games of today, such as  the "call of duty" games and high capacity programmed such as corel draw and adobe photoshop.This slot and its card is the standard of the AGP(Accelerated Graphic Ports) that have a maximum capacity and speed of 16x strobbing power and 1gb mb/s through its built-in GPU(Graphic Processor Unit).
  15. Processor Socket: This part of the motherboard(MOBO)has a primary function to hold and control the computer processor.There are different processor socket, such as:socket 7, 8, 370, 478, 775,etc.differ on its form factor of the manufacturer.Such as AT,ATX, BTX(Advance Technology, Advance Technology Extension, and Balance Technology Extension).And through or differ of  its processor compatible, the Intel and AMD.
  16. Power Connector: A part of motherboard that has a function to control and hold the Power Supply Unit(PSU)of the computer.This power supply has a function to convert the AC to DC standard wall outlet electricity(220-240 Volts in Philippines)to low level of voltages, such as +5 volts, +12volts, 3.3volts standard needs of computer system.And differ through its form factor AT, ATX, and BTX.
  17. Memory Slot(DIMM or SIMM): This slot of the motherboard near or beside the processor has a function through its holder the DIMM(Dual Inline Memory Module and Single Inline Memory Module).This slot of motherboard has a different type through its Memory card(RAM)random access memory.
  18. RAM(Random Access Memory):This memory card of the computer that has a function to control and address the data temporarily before the processor signal.It have a different type, such as EDO RAM(Enhance Data Output), SDRAM(Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory), and SDRAM- DDR(Double Data Rate or Dual Data Rate).Its function or signal will synchronized to the speed of processor, such as PC 400 will synchronized through its front side bus of the motherboard.
  19. IDE connector(Intelligent Device Electronics): This connector of the motherboard has a function to connect the storage device of the computer, such as HDD, CD/DVD ROM. Through its pin arrays of 40 and using the carbon ribbon, the IDE Cable. Through its two type, the 40 and 80 pin conductor cable.
  20. SATA connector(Serial Advance Technology Attachment): Its a standard of IDE connector.Same as the IDE to connect the storage device of computer.Both the hard disk drive and CD/DVD ROM using its pin array. The advantage is highest capacity and speed or decoding scheme in terms of processing and storage of both new storage.
  21. Front Panel connector(F- Panel): this connector of motherboard, commonly found at the front of the motherboard.Is a connector of the front panel of the system case, such as the power button, reset, system speaker, and the HDD and Power LED or the light indicator.
  22. SPAM:Is no accurate meaning derive on it.But commonly SPAM word is came from our email messages.It is a bulk of messages came from the advertisers.And it will send to the email list or an email group of internet users.Sometimes it is an unknown sender of a message and or unsolicited email messages.Other called this as Electronic Junk Email.
  23. ISP:(Internet Service Provider)this a group of company or a company that provided a services to the subscribers for internet connections using a telephone line.Popularly called as DSL(Digital Subscriber Line)on of the popular company is the PLDT and Bayantel in the Philippines.
  24. Blog:Is also a web page of the internet.Is an autocontent Management that enable the blog builder to build a site even he/she is not website programmer.A blog page commonly refer to the author of the blog site and it is open the public or very accessible to the public Network.An it is updated mostly daily and frequently in every week.One of the giant website offer this internet product is the Google.With the link or Internet address of
  25. Http:(Hypertext Transfer Protocol)is one of the component of the web address of the internet using the browsers in World Wide Web.Is a sequence of text that enable a web site servers to act and response to the different commands of the internet.And define what the messages being formatted and transmitted in the different networks.Example:
  26. Url:(Uniform Resource Locator)is a complete sequence of the text that being executed inside the address bar of internet browsers or other operating system's program.Or a complete form of address that a site could completely open once the internet users type it in the browser address bar.In any form of  internet data, such as documents and other resources of World Wide Web.
  27. Email:(Electronic Mail)is a form of delivering instant messages using internet connections and webpage.It needs a complete information profile of the sender and receiver called as email address.So that a website email hosting service will deliver it formally to the,
  28. Search Engine Bar:This is a bar commonly found on the center of the home page of the web site,like and is use to fetch a multiple indexes of the documents via different sites using its different keywords.Example: you needs images of computer, all you have to do is to type this in the search engine bar, and click the search button beside it.And a list of documents indexes by the spider will display in your page. 
  29. JPEG:(Junior Photographer Expert Group)one of the computer's file format extension file for new image/picture of the computer data program of Operating System.It is came from the file format .Jpg or what we called junior photographer group.
  30. MPEG:(Motion Picture Expert Group)one of the movie file format of computer program extension file.Its is the movie file format of windows media player, the .mpeg extension file.
  31. BCC:(Blind Carbon Copy)this is one of the bar of email situated at the top of our compose email.Once you enter an email account address in this bar,it will unable to identify anonymously by the receiver who send the message.
  32. CC:(Carbon Copy)this is one of the bar of email situated at the top of our compose email.Once you enter an email account address in this bar,it will able the user to send the massage to one or more  receiver with the same message.
  33. Worksheet:is the wide area of the MS-Excel application window(UI).It is composed of a gridlines both vertical and horizontal line, with a column header on the top and row header in the left.And inside of it you will see the worksheet cell and mouse cursor, the whitecrosshair
  34. Download: A terms use to copy the files from the Internet host storage to the local computer targets drives, ex: the USB flash drive via network communication media of the Internet Service Providers(ISP).
  35. Upload: A term use to copy a file from the local computer storage media to the target location of the application that maintain by a file host server of the Internet.Example, the attach file of the email compose message of the Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoomail.
  36. HDMI:(High Definition Multimedia Interface)- A term use for the new connection of the LCD-LED TV monitor screen that you can connect to your system unit with a HDMI port. 
  37. .CSV: Comma Separated Value- is a another form of a text file format that compatible to stored in a worksheet application, see another meaning here:.CSV wikipedia
  38. LAN: Local Area Network- is one of the 3 categories of the Networks of the computer that set to connect over the world wide web or (www) or a purpose of sharing resources of the computer such as files, DVD ROM, printer & etc.
  39. CMOS/BIOS(Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor/Basic Input/Output System)- It is one of the variety of chips and work as one of the important IC or Microchip found of the Motherboard or MOBO of computer. The FIRMWARE called BIOS is stored in CMOS IC to preserve the default settings or elements of the hardware like the time modules.
  40. SSD or Solid State Drive- It is a new version of Hard Disk Drive or HDD, it uses a non- volatile flash memory instead of a magnetic disk like the old version of HDD. That commonly called also a platter.
  41. BSOD or Blue Screen Of Death- It's a near death experience of computer because of a known and unexpected failure of one of the main hardware of the computer. Or even a damage or corrupted files of operating system, even the overheating is one of the causes.