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noncontiguous, thus allowing a process to be allocated physical memory wherever
free memory blocks are available.
Palmtop computer: A battery-operated computer with personal assistance tools. It
is small-enough to fit in ones pocket and operated by keeping it on ones palm.
Parallel binary adder: An adder, in which all the bits of the two binary numbers are
Parallel port: An I/O port that can handle a higher volume of data than a serial port
because it transfers 8 or 16 bits of data at a time. It is used for connecting faster
I/O devices such as printer, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters, etc.
Parallel processing: A technology in which a multi processor system is used to
solve complex problems faster by breaking the problem into sub-problems and
allowing different sub-problems to be processed simultaneously by different
processors of the multi-processor system.
Parity bit: An extra bit added to a string of bits that enables the computer to detect
internal errors in the transmission of binary data.
Pascal: A high-level programming language named after Blaise Pascal that
facilitates the use of structured programming techniques.
Password: A code by which a user gains access to a computer system. It is used
for security purposes. Patch: A modifications of a software carried out between its two released versions.
A patch (modification) is created to fix a newly discovered bug. All the patches
are incorporated in a new release version of the software.
Peripherals: The various input/output devices and auxiliary storage units of a
Personal assistance software: Software that enables users to use personal
computers for storing and retrieving personal information, and planning and
managing personal schedules, contacts, finances, and inventory of important
Personal Communications Services (PCS): A wireless communication technology
that is used to offer greater network complexity and lower end-to-end latency in
Personal Computer (PC): A small and inexpensive computer used by individuals
for carrying out personal jobs or for applications...
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- Spring '14