Basic Computer Glossary Terms

Basic Computer Glossary Terms

Basic Computer Glossary Terms

Address Bar / The narrow, horizontal space in the window of a web browser that is used to display the address of a website
Bing / A search engine powered by MSN that brings together search capabilities and people in your social networks.
Blog /
  1. A website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.
  2. A single entry or post on such a website

Browser (Web Browser) / A software program that allows people to view the World Wide Web (Internet)

Chrome / A web browser powered by Google
Cloud / Large networks of servers that allow for data storage and online access (i.e., Google Drive)
Downloading /
  1. Transfer documents or data from one device to another
  2. Transfer from email to computer

Email / A system for sending messages from one individual to another via computer

Google / A website/search engine that is used to find information, as well as maps and directions, email, storage for documents, document creation, shopping, etc…
Internet / A vast network of information that can be viewed on a computer, smartphone, tablet, etc… with information that includes commercial, educational, governmental and communication

Internet Explorer / A web browser
Mozilla Firefox / A web browser
Search Bar / The narrow horizontal space on a search engine page that allows you to type whatever words would help you find what you are looking for
Search Engine / A computer program that searches documents, especially on the World Wide Web, for specified word or words and provides a list of documents or sites in which they are found
Uploading /
  1. To transfer documents or data from a smaller computer to a larger one
  2. Attach a document to an email message
  3. Put a resume on a website

Website / A connected group of pages on the World Wide Web usually devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics
Window / A single rectangular area displayed on a computer screen
World Wide Web / A branch of the Internet (abbreviation: WWW)

Yahoo / A website/search engine that is used to find information, maps, email, news, shopping, etc…

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