Unformatted text preview: the specified sequence. This helps speed user interaction with the system.
Macro flowchart: A flowchart that outlines the main segments of a program or that
shows less detail.
Macro instruction: An instruction in a source language that is equivalent to a
specified sequence of machine instructions.
Magnetic core: Tiny rings made of magnetic material that can be polarized to
represent a binary 1 or 0.
Magnetic disk: See disk.
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR): A technology used by the
banking industry for faster processing of the large volume of cheques. This
technology also ensures accuracy of data entry because most of the information is
pre-printed on the cheque and is directly fed to the computer.
Magnetic storage: Storage devices such as disks, drums, tapes, cores, etc. that
utilize the magnetic properties of materials to store data.
Magnetic tape: A secondary storage device that uses a long plastic strip coated
with a magnetic material as a recording medium. Magneto-optical disk: A storage disk, which integrates optical and magnetic disk
technologies to enable rewritable storage with laser-beam technology.
Mail-merge: A feature of word-processing packages that enables merging of
information from a database with a letter with the addresses in a database to
generate personalized letters.
Main memory: See primary storage.
Mainframe system: A computer system that is mainly used for handling the bulk
of data and information processing of such organizations as banks, insurance
companies, hospitals, railways, etc. They are also used in such environments
where a large number of users need to share a common computing facility such as
in research groups, educational institutions, engineering firms, etc.
Management Information System (MIS): An organized collection of people,
procedures, and devices used to provide the right information to the right person at
the right time for proper decision-making.
Manufacturer-programmed ROM: A ROM in which data is burnt in by the
manufacturer of the electronic equipment in which it is used.
Mass storage: Storage systems t...
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