Glossary of Computer Technology Terms - List 9

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Mediaplayer

A software used to play back audio and video files.

Megabyte (Mb)

220 (= 1,048,576) bytes

MegaHertz (Mhz)

106 ( = 1,000,000) Hz

Modulator

A device that combines information with a signal that can be sent over large distances.

MOdulator-DEModulator (Modem)

A device that that allows sending and receiving information using a telephone line.

Motherboard

The main circuit board of the computer which allows most of the computer parts to attach to it.

Multitasking

When several tasks are performed at the same time.

Multi-User License

A license that allows a group persons to a the software.

Network Interface Card (NIC)

A device that connects a computer to a network.

Network Server

Itís a computer that allows users to connect to a network.

Online Shopping

Buying goods and services over the internet.

Operating System

The software that controls the main functions of the computer.

Output Device

A device that allows information to be displayed from the computer.