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Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms - 7th edition

Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms (ISBN10: 0764112651; ISBN13: 9780764112652)
ISBN13: 978-0764112652
ISBN10: 0764112651

Summary: Extensively updated to reflect recent hi-tech innovations, this best-selling book defines more than 2,500 terms for home computer users and computer science students. Terms relate to applications, commands, functions, operating systems, image processing, networking, and much more.The New York Times called this dictionary's previous edition "...a book that belongs on the desk of every computer enthusiast."

Sample Entry:
DATA COMPRESSION the st
orage of data in a way that makes it occupy less space than if it were stored in its original form. For example, long sequences of repeated characters can be replaced with short codes that mean "The following character is repeated 35 times," or the like. A more thorough form of data compression involves using codes of different lengths for different character sequences so that the most common sequences take up less space.
Most text files can be compressed to about half their normal size. Digitized images can often be compressed to 10 percent of their original size (or even more if some loss of fine detail can be tolerated), but machine-language programs sometimes cannot be compressed at all because they contain no recurrent patterns. See also ZIP FILE; STUFFIT; PCX; JPEG; MPEG.

About the Series:
Each of these very useful and up-to-date quick reference dictionaries lists and defines several thousand specialized terms alphabetically. Business students, business professionals, and savvy consumers will find a wealth of information in these volumes.
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Summary: Extensively updated to reflect recent hi-tech innovations, this best-selling book defines more than 2,500 terms for home computer users and computer science students. Terms relate to applications, commands, functions, operating systems, image processing, networking, and much more.The New York Times called this dictionary's previous edition "...a book that belongs on the desk of every computer enthusiast."

Sample Entry:
DATA COMPRESSION the storage of data in a way that makes it occupy less space than if it were stored in its original form. For example, long sequences of repeated characters can be replaced with short codes that mean "The following character is repeated 35 times," or the like. A more thorough form of data compression involves using codes of different lengths for different character sequences so that the most common sequences take up less space.
Most text files can be compressed to about half their normal size. Digitized images can often be compressed to 10 percent of their original size (or even more if some loss of fine detail can be tolerated), but machine-language programs sometimes cannot be compressed at all because they contain no recurrent patterns. See also ZIP FILE; STUFFIT; PCX; JPEG; MPEG.

About the Series:
Each of these very useful and up-to-date quick reference dictionaries lists and defines several thousand specialized terms alphabetically. Business students, business professionals, and savvy consumers will find a wealth of information in these volumes. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 7TH 00
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Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Year Published: 2000
International: No



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