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Definition 1: the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for computing in the sense of this definition

(computing is a kind of ...) a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

"the procedure of obtaining a driver's license" "it was a process of trial and error"

(... is a kind of computing ) (mathematics) the transfer of a quantity from one side of an equation to the other along with a change of sign

(... is a kind of computing ) performing complex and lengthy numerical calculations

(... is a kind of computing ) (mathematics) calculation by mathematical methods

"the problems at the end of the chapter demonstrated the mathematical processes involved in the derivation" "they were learning the basic operations of arithmetic"

(... is a kind of computing ) the act of calculating again (usually to eliminate errors or to include additional data)

"recalculation yielded a much larger value"

Definition 2: the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for computing in the sense of this definition

(computing is a kind of ...) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

(... is a kind of computing ) (computing) a discrete item that provides a description of virtually anything known to a computer

"in object-oriented programming, objects include data and define its status, its methods of operation and how it interacts with other objects"

(... is a kind of computing ) the branch of computer science that deal with writing computer programs that can solve problems creatively

"workers in AI hope to imitate or duplicate intelligence in computers and robots"

(... is part of computing) the sciences concerned with gathering, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and classifying recorded information

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a machine for performing calculations automatically

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the assignment of particular areas of a magnetic disk to particular data or instructions

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the encryption of data for security purposes

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the use of microcomputers with graphics capacity to produce printed materials

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the operation of reading or writing stored information

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device

"he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing

"the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a circuit that is part of a computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a network of computers

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the key on a computer keyboard that is used (in combination with some other key) to type control characters

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a tiny ferrite toroid formerly used in a random access memory to store one bit of data; now superseded by semiconductor memories

"each core has three wires passing through it, providing the means to select and detect the contents of each bit"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a register whose contents go through a regular series of states (usually states indicating consecutive integers)

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving it allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a file server that can be used only as a file server

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel'

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a circuit or chip that translates commands into a form that can control a hard disk drive

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) an electronic device that converts information in memory to video output to a display

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) an electronic device that must be attached to a computer in order for it to use protected software

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a read-only memory chip that can be erased by ultraviolet light and programmed again with new data

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computing) a security system consisting of a combination of hardware and software that limits the exposure of a computer or computer network to attack from crackers; commonly used on local area networks that are connected to the internet

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a window for an active application

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a register used to determine the address of an operand

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a pointer that when pointed at a computer display senses whether or not the spot is illuminated

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer memory consisting of an array of magnetic cores; now superseded by semiconductor memories

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a memory device consisting of a flat disk covered with a magnetic coating on which information is stored

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a file server that can be used simultaneously as a workstation

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) electronic equipment external to the circuit board that contains the CPU of a computer

"disk drives and printers are important peripherals"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot)

"the greater the number of pixels per inch the greater the resolution"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors

"access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a tiny electromagnetic coil and metal pole used to write and read magnetic patterns on a disk

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the actuator that moves a read/write head to the proper data track

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time

"screen savers prevent the damage that occurs when the same areas of light and dark are displayed too long"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computing) a system that enforces boundaries between computer networks

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) register in which all bits can be shifted one or more positions to the left or to the right

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) one of the circular magnetic paths on a magnetic disk that serve as a guide for writing and reading data

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) memory created by using the hard disk to simulate additional random-access memory; the addressable storage space available to the user of a computer system in which virtual addresses are mapped into real addresses

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a rectangular part of a computer screen that contains a display different from the rest of the screen

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the structure and organization of a computer's hardware or system software

"the architecture of a computer's system software"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a large number of instructions hard coded into the CPU chip

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a kind of computer architecture that has a relatively small set of computer instructions that it can perform

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a color produced by a pattern of differently colored dots that together simulate the desired color

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the speed with which a computational device can execute instructions; measured in MIPS

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a measure of how densely information is packed on a storage medium

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) having a computer act exactly like a terminal

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program

"a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a piece of stored information that is used to identify an item in an information storage and retrieval system

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a statistical theory dealing with the limits and efficiency of information processing

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) the system of operations performed by a computer that underlies the machine's representation of logical operations

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the appearance of text and graphics on a video display

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in

"you cannot send packages by electronic mail"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files; may contain an extension that indicates the type of file

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme

"the ASCII character set is the most universal character coding set"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU; usually used for debugging

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a copy of the contents of a computer storage device; sometimes used in debugging programs

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) matter that is in a form that a computer can store or display it on a computer screen

"he sent them soft copy of the report"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) matter that is held in a computer and is typed or printed on paper

"he ran off a hard copy of the report"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a directory that is listed in another directory

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file dedicated to storing and updating computer backups

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application; characters use all 8 bits of each byte

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file stored on a magnetic disk and identified by a unique label

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file containing relatively transient data about a particular data processing task

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file that contains data that are the output of a device or program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a file that you can read but cannot change

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions) using seven-bit ASCII characters

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory

"the market for software is expected to expand"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a natural language processing application that tries to determine the intended meaning of a word or phrase by examining the linguistic context in which it is used

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) an application that can be used to create and view and edit text files

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer

"a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a database that can be accessed by computers

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a rule stating that the quality of the output is a function of the quality of the input; put garbage in and you get garbage out

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents; a set of rules for using whatever markup vocabulary is adopted

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) the font that is displayed on a computer screen

"when the screen font resembles a printed font a document may look approximately the same on the screen as it will when printed"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet

"domain names are organized hierarchically with the more generic parts to the right"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a language designed for programming computers

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure

"C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is an extension of C"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a horizontal label at the top of a window, bearing the name of the currently active document

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a message or message fragment

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) error resulting from a malfunction of some physical component of the computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) error resulting from malfunction of a magnetic disk

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) error resulting from bad code in some program involved in producing the erroneous result

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) an error in logic or arithmetic that must be detected at run time

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) an error of language resulting from code that does not conform to the syntax of the programming language

"syntax errors can be recognized at compilation time" "a common syntax error is to omit a parenthesis"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) error resulting from the choice of the wrong algorithm or method for achieving the intended result

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative

"the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a portable pack of magnetic disks used in a disk storage device

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a field containing only binary characters

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the space available on a magnetic disk

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the disk space required for information that is not data but is used for location and timing

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computing) a computer user who needs the fastest and most powerful computers available

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer-generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a series of operations on data by a computer in order to retrieve or transform or classify information

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the condition of a file that is broken up and stored in many different locations on a magnetic disk

"fragmentation slows system performance because it takes extra time to locate and assemble the parts of the fragmented file"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained

"the solution is obtained by iteration"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated

"the solution took hundreds of iterations"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)

"it can perform millions of operations per second"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a unit for measuring the execution speed of a computer's CPU (but not the whole system)

"4 MIPS is 4,000,000 instructions per second"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted

"since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive

"the capacity of a hard disk drive is usually expressed in megabytes"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the usable capacity of a disk drive; the amount of space that is left after the sector headings and boundary definitions and timing information have been added by formatting the disk

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the total number of bytes on a disk including the space that will be required to format it

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the use of a central computer by many users simultaneously

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the interval between the time data is requested by the system and the time the data is provided by the drive

"access time is the sum of seek time and rotational latency and command processing overhead"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the length of time it takes to execute a software program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to a specific data track

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the time it takes for a read/write head to move to an adjacent data track

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the rate at which data is transferred (as by a modem)

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the processing time required by a device prior to the execution of a command

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) the time it takes for a process under computer control to occur

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) convert (an image) into pixels

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen

"Scroll down to see the entire text"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) run or be performed again

"the function iterates"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) rid of instructions or data

"clear a memory buffer"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine

"He googled the woman he had met at the party" "My children are googling all day"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) search for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program

"you can just mapquest the restaurant"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) send a message from one computer to another to check whether it is reachable and active

"ping your machine in the office"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) record data on a computer

"boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data

"overwrite that file"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) communicate electronically on the computer

"she e-mailed me the good news"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) send unwanted or junk e-mail

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) communicate with and within a group

"You have to network if you want to get a good job"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) enter (data or a program) into a computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) combine two strings to form a single one

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) control a function, process, or creation by a computer

"They computerized the car industry" "we live in a cybernated age" "cybernate a factory"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) write a computer program

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) transfer from a storage device to a computer's memory

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) transfer (electronic data) into a database or document

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) access or locate by address

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) capable of being addressed

"addressable memory"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) connected to a computer network or accessible by computer

"an on-line database"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) not connected to a computer network

"off-line resources"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) able to exchange and use information

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) (computer science) using or relating to a form of continuous tape transport; used mainly to provide backup storage of unedited data

"streaming audio" "streaming video recording"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations

"parallel processing"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations

"serial processing"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to computer systems that update information at the same rate they receive information

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to data stored in separate databases

"stovepiped information"

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) suitable for feeding directly into a computer

(computing is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or being computer software for which the source code is freely available

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