Assembly language a programming language which allows

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Unformatted text preview: for from a storage device and the instant delivery begins. Accumulator register (A): A register, which holds the initial data to be operated upon, the intermediate results, and also the final results of processing operations. Active database: A feature that makes a database capable of monitoring and reacting to specific circumstances of relevance to an application. Activity ratio: The ratio of the total number of records in transaction file and the total number of records in master file. Ada: A multi-purpose programming language developed for and used primarily by the U.S. Department of Defense in military applications. Adapter card: See add-on board. Adder: A logic circuit capable of forming the sum of two or more quantities. Add-on board: A circuit board that provides additional capabilities for a computer. Also known as adapter card expansion board, add-on card. Address: An identification, represented in the form of < name, label, or number, for designating a particular location in storage area. Address register: A local storage register, which contain the address of the next instruction to be executed. Algorithm: A sequence of precise and unambiguous instructions for solving a problem in a finite number of operations. ALGOrithmic Language (ALGOL) A programming language that was designed for specifying algorithms, primarily of scientific nature. It was widely used in Europe. Alphabetic: Pertaining to a character set that contains the letters A to Z and the blank character.Glossary Alphanumeric: Pertaining to a character set that contains letters, digits, and usually other special characters such as the comma, dollar sign, plus sign, etc. American National Standards Institute (ANSI): A U.S. based national organization that establishes uniform standards in several fields. American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII): A standard coding system for computers. ASCII-7 is a 7-bit code and its extended version," ASCII-8, is an 8-bit code. Analog cellular: A wireless communication technology in which computing equipment that are eq...
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