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1001 Computer Words You Need to Know$
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Jerry Pournelle

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195167757

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780195167757.001.0001

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1001 Computer Words you Need to Know

1001 Computer Words you Need to Know

1001 Computer Words you Need to Know
1001 Computer Words You Need to Know

Jerry Pournelle

Oxford University Press

ac•cel•er•at•ed graph•ics port /æk'selƏ<sub>'</sub>rātid 'græfiks <sub>'</sub>pôrt/ ▶ n. see AGP. ac•cel•er•a•tor board / æk'selƏ<sub>'</sub>rātƏr <sub>'</sub>bôrd/ (also ac•cel•er•a•tor card) ▶ n. an accessory circuit board that can be plugged into a desktop computer to increase the speed of its processor or input/ output operations. ac•cess /'ækses/ ▶ n. the action or process of obtaining or retrieving information stored in a computer’s memory: this prevents unauthorized access or inadvertent deletion of the file. ▇ the opportunity to use a computer, files, data, etc.: unauthorized user access. ▇ a way to connect to the Internet: broadband access. ▶ v. [trans.] (usu. be accessed) obtain, examine, or retrieve (data or a file)…. USAGE: The verb access is standard and common in computing and related terminology, but the word is primarily a noun. Outside computing contexts, its use as a verb in the sense of ‘approach or enter a place’ is often regarded as nonstandard.

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