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condition. Also known as looping logic.
Ixquick: An Internet meta search engine.
Java: A programming language that was designed to have machine-independent
compiled code. It is primarily used for Internet-based applications.
Job: See process
Job Control Language (JCL): A special purpose language used to describe to a
computer's operating system the resource requirements of a job fed to the
computer for processing.
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG): A standard data compression technique
for still images.
Joystick: An input device that serves as an effective pointing device for
applications such as video games, flight simulators, training simulators, and for
controlling industrial robots.
Jump instruction: An instruction or signal, which, conditionally or
unconditionally, specifies the location of the next instruction and directs the
computer to that instruction. A jump instruction is used to alter the normal
sequence control of the computer.
Justification: The alignment of text at the left margin, the right margin, or both
Kernel: The central controlling part of an operating system that implements the
most primitive of the system's functions. It is the only part of an operating system
that a user cannot replace or modify.
Key field: A unique field in a record used to distinguish one record from another.
Keyboard An input device that enables data entry into a computer by pressing a set
of keys (labeled buttons), which are neatly mounted on a keyboard connected to
the computer system.
Key-to-tape: A device used to enter data onto a magnetic tape. Kilobytes (KB): Memory storage equal to 1024 (210) bytes in a computer.
Kiosk: An unattended system that is used to store information of public interest
and allows common people to access the stored information as per their
Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD): The field which deals with the
techniques and tools meant for extraction of knowledge from large da...
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