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Unformatted text preview: memory to be 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 added simultaneously. 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 computer system. 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 items. Personal Communications Services (PCS): A wireless communication technology that is used to offer greater network complexity and lower end-to-end latency in wireless networks. Personal Computer (PC): A small and inexpensive computer used by individuals for carrying out personal jobs or for applications...
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