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Computer networking systems

account name

noun

the name of a user on a network or Internet system

BYOD

abbreviation

bring your own device: the practice of allowing employees or students to bring their own computing devices to work, college etc and use them on the organization’s network

client-server

adjective

used for referring to a network (=group of computers) in which each computer is either a client or a server. Clients are the individual computers that run programs, or the equipment connected to them such as printers, and servers are the powerful computers that supply the information that makes them work.

command

noun

an instruction that you give to a computer to make it do something

connect up

to make it possible for someone to communicate using a computer network

database server

noun

a piece of software that runs on a server computer on a network and allows users on different computers to be able to use a database

EDI

noun

electronic data interchange: the movement of information between computers in different companies using a network, for example the Internet

end system

noun

a computer that controls or performs a particular job for all the computers connected to a network

Ethernet

noun

a system in which several computers in an area are directly connected to each other by wires

extranet

noun

a network of websites and email systems that can be used by people who belong to an organization and by some others outside the organization who have signed an agreement

file server

noun

a computer that stores information that can be used by people with other computers connected to the same network

file-sharing

noun

the sharing of computer files by several people working on different computers, especially using a computer network

freenet

noun

a computer network that allows people to publish and obtain information on the Internet without leaving any sign of who they are

gateway

noun

a way of connecting two computer networks so that information can pass between them

host

noun

the main computer in a network that controls certain processes or files

hub

noun

a piece of computer equipment used for connecting one part of a computer system to another part, or for connecting several computers to each other to form a network

intranet

noun

a network (=system connecting computers) within an organization that only members of that organization can use

LAN

noun

local area network: a system that allows computers in the same building or group of buildings to communicate with each other

Li-Fi

noun

Light Fidelity: a method of transmitting data wirelessly using LED (=light-emitting diode) technology

LLC

abbreviation

Logical Link Control: a part of a computer networking system

local area network

noun

a LAN

net

noun

a system in which a set of computers are able to communicate with each other

network

noun

a set of computers that are connected to each other so that each computer can send and receive information to and from the other computers

networking

noun

the activity of connecting computers in a network

node

noun

a point on a computer network where a message can be created or received

peer-to-peer

adjective

used for describing a computer network in which each computer can pass information directly to another without the need for a central server

server

noun

a computer that controls or performs a particular job for all the computers in a network

the darknet

noun

a computer network that only a small number of people have the right to use and that is mainly used for sharing computer files, often illegally

superserver

noun

an extremely powerful computer that controls a network or networks of other computers

telecomputing

noun

the process of sending information to or receiving information from another computer using the Internet, a modem, or a local area network

telecottage

noun

a building containing computer equipment that several telecommuters share

timesharing

noun

a situation where many people in different places are able to use the same computer at the same time

workflow

noun

software designed to improve the flow of electronic documents around an office network, from user to user

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