eZ eGlossary


I started a list of common technical terms and abbreviations with links to easy definitions for you. I’m sure I’ll be adding to it! Let me know if I’m missing something.

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3G

Acrobat Reader, see PDF

Adobe Reader, see PDF

Aggregator or Reader (also see RSS)

App

Backup, n. and back up, v.

Bacn

Beta version,  or Beta testing

Blog or blogosphere

Browser

Captcha

CSV file

Defragment or  defrag , v.

Device Driver or Driver

Domain name

Downloading, v.

DPI – dots per inch

EXE file

Feed

File extensions

(list of file formats and their extensions)

File format

Font

Freeware

GIF

Hashtag

HTML

Icon

IM or Instant Messaging

Installation

iPad, tablet computer

JPEG

Link or Hyperlink

Malware

Meme

MiFi

MP3

PDF

Phishing, v.

Pin, v.

Plug and Play (PnP)

Plug-in

Podcast

Reader or Aggregator (also see RSS)

RSS

Screenshot or Screen Capture

Scroll, v.

Server

Shareware

Skin

Spam

Spreadsheet

Technobabble (or Technospeak)

Text file (.txt)

Texting

Uploading

URL

USB

USB port

VoIP

Web 2.0

Widget, also see Icon

WiFi

Wiki

ZIP file

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