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Unformatted text preview: ): A wireless communication technology in
which digital data to be transferred is broken into small packets and inserted into
analog cellular telephone networks.
Central Processing Unit (CPU): The control unit and the arithmetic logic unit of a
computer system are jointly known as the CPU. It is the brain of any computer
system in which all calculations and comparisons performed by a computer are
carried out. The CPU is also responsible for activating and controlling operations
of other units of a computer system.
Chain printers: Line printers that print characters by striking a set of hammers on
an inked ribbon and paper placed against a metallic chain/band on which all the
characters of the character set supported by the printer are embossed. Also known
as band printers.
Channel: (1) A path for carrying signals between a source and a destination. (2) A
track on a magnetic tape or a band on a magnetic drum.
Character addressable storage: A storage device in which each character has one
unique location with its own address. Another name for character addressable
storage is variable-word-length storage.
Character printer: A printer with a print mechanism that prints one character at a
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD): A completely electronic storage device fabricated
on semiconductor chips. It stores data as pockets of charge in a semiconductor.
Chip: A thin wafer of silicon on which integrated electronic components are
Circuit switching: The simplest method of data communication in which a
dedicated physical path is established between the sending and receiving stations
through the nodes of the network for the complete duration of information
Class: In OOP, a class is a description of one or more similar objects.
Client computer: In a client-server computing environment, a computer that is
used by an end user to interact with the server computer. It runs client processes,
which send service requests to the server. Client-server computing: A network of computers that consists of a server
computer (such as, file server, database server, print server, name server) and
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