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Unformatted text preview: s. Also known as
subprogram or subprocedure.
Supercomputer: Computer systems characterized by their very high processing
speeds. They are generally used for complex scientific applications.
Superscalar architecture: An architecture which permits more than one instruction
to be executed in each clock cycle.
Swapping: Storing programs on disk and then transferring these programs into
main storage as and when they are needed. The technique is used to process large
programs or several programs with limited memory.
Switched line: See dial-up line.
Symbolic language: See assembly language.
Symbolic program: See assembly program.
Synchronous communication: Data transmission mode in which the sender and
receiver must synchronize with each other to get ready for data transmission
before it takes place.
Syntax: A set of rules of a programming language that define the pattern or
structure of the word order and punctuation of an instruction. It is analogous to
rules of grammar in English language. Syntax errors: Errors in computer programs that typically involve incorrect
punctuation, incorrect word sequence, undefined terms, or misuse of terms. These
errors are automatically detected and pointed out by language processors.
System: A group of integrated parts (people, methods, machines, and materials)
that have a common purpose of achieving some objective(s).
System analysis: A detailed step-by-step investigation of related procedures to see
what must be done and the best way of doing it.
System analyst: The individual responsible for planning a computer data
processing system. He/she utilizes tools such as flowcharts, decision tables,
program design language, etc. These plans are then passed to the computer
System commands: Commands used to communicate with the operating system of
System programmer: A programmer who prepares system software.
System software: A set of one or more programs designed to control the operation
and extend the processing capability of a computer system
Tape density: The amount of data that can...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14