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Bundled: The inclusion of software with the hardware of a computer system as
part of th'e system's total price. Bus: A set of wires, which carries a group of bits in parallel and has an associated
control scheme. It provides a communication path between two or more devices of
a computer system. For example, the path between the memory and a peripheral
Byte: A fixed number of adjacent bits that represent a particular character or
symbol. Normally a byte consists of eight bits.
C: A programming language that was designed to have the virtues of high-level
programming languages (mainly machine independence) with the efficiency of an
C++: A programming language that contains all the elements of the basic C
language but has been expanded to include numerous object-oriented
Cache memory: A small high speed memory, which is used to increase the speed
of processing by making current programs and data available to the CPU at a rapid
Call statement: A program statement, which transfers program control to a
Canonical form: A Boolean function whose terms contain all variables (or their
complements). This is the unreduced form of the Boolean function in minterms or
Carrier: Any device that is used to transmit data from one location to another.
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) An electronic tube with a TV like screen upon which
information may be displayed.
C-band transmission: The use of 4 GHz band of frequencies for transmission and
retransmission of microwave signals in a satellite communication system.
CD-ROM jukebox: A mass storage device, which uses a set of CD-ROM disks
and disk drives with a controller mounted in a single unit. All the CD-ROM disks
of a CD-ROM jukebox form a single large storage unit. They are typically used
for archiving read-only data.
Cell: The intersection of a row and column in a spreadsheet. A user enters text,
number, or formula in a cell. Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD...
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