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Technical Jargon / Glossary A

Below is the glossary for the letter A.

Throughout our site and especially on the tutorial pages you may see words in blue and underlined. These are links to some of the terms here where we hope to be able to clarify the meaning.

Jump to words by alphabetical order

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Account - a computer account is like a bank account in that it identifies you to the computer so that it knows who is working on it. By doing this it can allow or disallow you to do certain computer tasks.

Attribute - a computer file attribute is generally a set of conditions that are used to define the way a file will behave. An example of a file attribute is 'hidden' in which case the file is not shown unless specified to do so. Another example is 'read only' which as the name suggests stops people deleting the file.

Apple - is a computer manufacturer known for making laptops, MP3 players, computers tablets and phones. Products are commenly known to be preceeded by a small 'i' such as the iPhone, iMac, iPad, iPod.

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