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This glossary is far from complete. We are constantly adding computing terms.


bandwidth
a measure of how much data can travel over a transmission medium (such as over the internet) in a given period of time. Bandwidth is measured in bits per second (bps). The greater the bandwidth the more data can travel.

baud
a measure of how much bandwidth a transmission medium has. It is not used so much nowadays and we tend to use bits per second (bps).

bit
A binary digit 0 or 1.

browser
A client application used to view information from the Internet. A browser provides an easy-to-use interface for accessing information. Examples are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox for a PC and Safari and Opera on an Apple computer.

byte
The amount of memory required to store one character, such as a letter or digit, or a computer machine-code instruction. There are eight bits in one byte.