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  1. 4. of or pertaining to the digits or numbers used in binary notation.
  2. 6. a person or thing that scans.
  3. 9. a person or thing that supports or reinforces another.
  4. 11. Also called processor. an electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations.
  5. 12. adjacent bits, usually eight, processed by a computer as a unit.
  6. 13. (integr. circuit) - a small, slender piece, as of wood, separated by chopping, cutting, or breaking.
  7. 16. Computers. the programs used to direct the operation of a computer, as well as documentation giving instructions on how to use them.
  8. 18. drive a device that, using an access mechanism under program control, enables data to be read from or written on a spinning magnetic disk, magnetic disk pack, floppy disk, or optical disk.
  9. 22. concerned with relatively minor, irrelevant, or superficial aspects of the subject in question.
  10. 24. to engage in such conversation with one other person, often to obtain live tech support or customer service from a vendor's site.
  11. 25. a comprehensive collection of related data organized for convenient access, generally in a computer.
  12. 26. the length of time over which recollection extands.
  13. 27. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.
  14. 29. disk (diskette)Computers. a thin, flexible plastic disk coated with magnetic material, on which data and programs can be stored for later retrieval: used mainly with microcomputers.
  15. 30. a student appointed to assist in the conduct of a class or school, as to help take attendance or keep order.
  16. 31. to set (variables, counters, switches, etc.) to their starting values at the beginning of a program or subprogram.
  17. 34. central processing unit: the key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interpret and execute program instructions.
  18. 35. (MB) (loosely) one million bytes.
  19. 36. a compact disk on which a large amount of digitized read-only data can be stored.
  20. 37. an electronic device that makes possible the transmission of data to or from a computer via telephone or other communication lines.
  21. 38. 1024 (2 10 ) bytes
  1. 1. (GB)a measure of storage capacity equal to 2 30 (1024) bytes.
  2. 2. any of various devices for battering, crushing, driving, or forcing something, especially a battering ram.
  3. 3. a picture, image, or other representation.
  4. 5. (micro-) a person or thing that processes.
  5. 7. any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole.
  6. 8. HyperText Markup language: a set of standards, a variety of SGML, used to tag the elements of a hypertext document.
  7. 10. the smallest element of an image that can be individually processed in a video display system.
  8. 12. a removable drilling or boring tool for use in a brace, drill press, or the like.
  9. 14. metalware, as tools, locks, hinges, or cutlery.
  10. 15. a piece of ground devoted to sports or contests; playing field.
  11. 17. to set down in writing or the like, as for the purpose of preserving evidence.
  12. 19. Accounting. a work sheet that is arranged in the manner of a mathematical matrix and contains a multicolumn analysis of related entries for easy reference on a single sheet.
  13. 20. software program that allows the user to find and read encoded documents in a form suitable for display, especially such a program for use on the World Wide Web.
  14. 21. disk/hard drive a disk drive containing a hard disk.
  15. 23. a message sent by e-mail: Send me an e-mail on the idea.
  16. 28. to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.
  17. 32. a vast computer network linking smaller computer networks worldwide (usually preceded by the ).
  18. 33. a group of transmitting stations linked by wire or microwave relay so that the same program can be broadcast or telecast by all.
  19. 34. a sliding object, as the lined glass on a slide rule, that can be set at any point on a scale.