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Message: In OOP, message serves as the mechanism to support communication
Message switching: A data communication method in which the data (message) to
be sent is first appended with the destination address and then sent across the
network to its destination.
Metadata: A catalog of information that keeps track of what is where, in a data
warehouse. In short, it is data about data, which provides users and developers
with a road map to the information in the data warehouse.
Method: In OOP, a method of an object defines the set of operations that the
object will execute when a message corresponding to the method is received by
the object. Metropolitan Area Network (MAN): Networks that share some of the
characteristics of both LANs and WANs. They usually interconnect computers
spread over a geographical area of about 50 kilometers.
Micro Channel Architecture (MCA) bus: A 32-bit data bus that transmits data
along 32 data lines.
Micro flowchart: A flowchart with more details. It is also called a detailed
Microbrowser: A browser meant for use with Internet-enabled mobile devices.
Microcode The very basic directions that tell the CPU how to execute an
instruction; located in the control unit.
Microcomputer: The smallest category of computer fabricated using a
microprocessor, and other integrated circuits, namely a ROM, RAM, and I/O
Microfiche: An output device that uses combined electronic, photo-optical, and
electromechanical techniques to convert digital computer output to records that
can be stored as rolls of microfilm or as frames of microfilm stored on cards called
Microfilm: See microfiche.
Microkernel: Technology that allows operating systems to be modeled and
designed in a modular fashion.
Microprocessor: An IC chip that contains all the circuits needed to perform
arithmetic logic and control functions, the core activities of all computers, on a
Microprogram: Firmware programs residing in read-only...
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