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Unformatted text preview: A method of connecting computer to the Internet, in
which a service organization offers a complete online environment and access to
some or all of the Internet's services by using telephone service to connect a
client's local call to the gateway computer o the service organization.
COmmon Business Oriented Language (COBOL): A high-level programming
language developed for business data processing applications. Common carriers
Data transmission service providers.
Communication protocol: A set of rules and procedure established to interconnect
and communicate between computers. It provides a method for orderly and
efficient exchange of data by establishing rules for the proper interpretation of
controls and data transmitted as raw bits and bytes.
Communications processor A processing unit that coordinates networks and data
communications. Within a computer network, it ensures that data flows to and
from different computer systems correctly and efficiently.
Communications satellite: A microwave relay station precisely positioned 36000
kms. above the equator with an orbit speed that exactly matches the earth's rotation
speed. It is used for data transmission between any two randomly chosen points in
a very-very large area.
Communications software Software that enable transfer of data and programs from
one computer system to another in a network of computers.
Compact Disk-Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM): A shiny, silver color metal disk
of S'/i-inch (12 cm) diameter having a storage capacity of about 650 Megabytes.
It is so called because of its enormous storage capacity on a compact-size disk,
and because it is a read-only storage medium.
Compile: To translate a program written in a high-level language into its
equivalent machine language program. Usually a single source statement yields
more than one machine instruction.
Compiler: A translator program (software package) that translates a high-level
language program into its equivalent machine language program. Complement: For a number, which has n digits in it, a complement is defin...
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