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Parts of computer programs, systems or software

autoflow

noun

a feature of software that automatically puts writing around a picture or continues it from one page to the next

automatic hyphenation

noun

a feature of software that automatically divides words and puts hyphens in them in the correct places

autosave

noun

a feature of software that automatically saves your information every few minutes, so that you lose only a small amount of information if the computer system fails

browse mode

noun

a feature of multimedia software that allows a user to move between pages in no fixed order

bug

noun

a minor fault in a computer system or in a computer program

clip art

noun

pictures and designs that you can put into documents that you create on a computer

clipboard

noun

the part of a computer program where you can store information that you are going to copy to another document

default setting

noun

a setting that is automatically given to a software application, computer program or device

edit

noun

a menu in some computer programs that allows you to cut, copy, or move parts of a document or file, or look for particular words in it

field

noun

a part of a database that contains information of a particular type

file format

noun

the way that a particular computer program stores information in a file

file locking

noun

a feature of software that prevents information in a file from being changed by two different users at the same time

file protection

noun

a feature of computer equipment or software that prevents a file from being changed or destroyed by accident

file transfer utility

noun

a feature of a piece of software that connects two computers and allows files to pass from to the other

firmware

noun

instructions for a computer that are stored in a memory unit rather than in software

front end

noun

the parts of a computer system that the user sees and uses

GUI

noun

Graphical User Interface: a system that uses pictures that you click (=press) on with a computer mouse in order to move between programs

handler

noun

the part of a computer program that deals with a particular type of problem or operation

help

noun

part of a computer program that gives you information

history list

noun

a record of what information the previous users of a computer have put into the computer

level

noun

a part of a computer game that someone must complete before they move to the next stage

link

noun

a connection between one file or section and another, for example on a website

login

noun

a name or password that you type into a computer in order to be able to start using a program or system

logon

noun

a name and password that you use for opening a computer program or starting using a computer system

loop

noun

a set of instructions in a computer program that are repeated until an action is completed

metrics

noun

a group of numbers giving information about a particular feature of a piece of software or hardware

module

noun

a section of a computer program

option

noun

one of a range of things that you can choose to do when you are using a computer program

outbox

noun

the place on an email program where emails are stored before you send them

page protection

noun

a set of software controls that prevents pages being changed by accident

page setup

noun

the set of software choices, for example the size of pages or the size of the margins, that allow a user to decide how the page will look when it is printed

password

noun

the numbers or letters that you have to put into a computer in order to be able to use the system

print preview

noun

a feature of a software product that lets you see how a page will look when you print it

README file

noun

a file that contains information about a piece of software

recycle bin

noun

a place on a computer where documents, files, and programs that you have removed are kept

script

noun

a series of instructions in a computer program that makes the program do a particular thing when a website is opened or a link is clicked

slide show

noun

a feature of software that shows photographs one after the other, without the user having to give an instruction to look at the next image

soft error

noun

a mistake caused by software that is very difficult to find because it only appears in particular situations

source code

noun

a set of instructions for a computer program that a computer programmer understands and that are translated into instructions that a computer understands

spellchecker

noun

the part of a computer program that checks the way that you spell words and corrects your mistakes

sprite

noun

on a computer, an independent part of a picture that you can move around easily on the screen

string

noun

a group of characters used in a computer program and treated as a single unit

subroutine

noun

a small part of a computer program that does one specific job

username

noun

the name used by someone for operating a computer program

vocabulary

noun

all the words used or produced by a computer program, game, or talking toy

wordwrap

noun

a feature in a word processing program that fits all the words in a document automatically within the margins

in the foreground

being used at the present time. Programs that are running on your computer but not being used are in the background.

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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alms

money, food, or clothes given to poor people

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to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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