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same user) in a single-user system.
Multithreading: A popular technology that is used to improve application
performance through parallelism.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI): An international standard
developed for digital music that determines the cabling, hardware, and
communications protocol needed to connect a computer with electronic musical
instruments and recording equipment.
Nanosecond: One-billionth (10'9) of a second.
Narrowband channel: Communication channels that handle low volumes of data,
typically from 45 to 300 baud. They are used mainly for telegraph lines and low
National Television Systems Committee (NTSC): A television broadcasting
standard used in the US, Japan, and some Asian countries.
Netiquette: Deals with the rules of framing messages while interacting with other
Network: See computer network.
Network database: A database model in which the data elements are organized in
the form of parent-child relationships.
Network Interface Card (NIC): A hardware device that allows a computer to be
connected to a network, both functionally and physically.
Network operating system: An operating system for a distributed computing
system in which the users view the system as a collection of distinct computers.
Network topology: The structure of interconnection of nodes of a computer
Neural network: A technology used to design experimental computers that can
perform human-type tasks. The circuits of these computers are patterned after the
complex interconnections existing among the human brain's neurons, or nerve
cells. Newsgroup: A group of Internet/Intranet users who use the Usenet facility of the
Internet to exchange their views/ideas/information on some common topic that is
of interest to all the group members.
Node: An end point of a branch in a network, or a common junction of two or
more network branches.
Nomadic computing: See mobile computing.
Nonimpact printer: A printer, which performs some type of operation to the paper
instead of physically striking it (as in the case of an impact printer). To...
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