The phrase cooling in computing generally refers to the dissipation of large amounts of heat, which is created while a computer system is running. Heat is generated inside the computer tower by various hardware such as CPU, video card or even the hard drive. The objective of cooling is to maintain an optimal operating temperature and this can be achieved through various methods including the introduction of heat sinks and fans. Other cooling methods include liquid cooling and software cooling.
- computer-to-plate (CTP)
A type of printing prepress process in which a digital image is transmitted directly from a computer to a plate used on a press. It eliminates the need for producing film (or negatives), stripping and shooting plates. Not only does the technology reduce costs and increases productivity, proponents of CTP claim it offers better consistency […]
A term used to mean being literate in computer, or the ability to read and write using a computer system. The word computeracy is also used to describe having computer skills in the workforce. Computeracy is derived from the words computer and literacy. See computer literacy.
(1) Capitalized, COMSAT is Short for Communications Satellite Corporation, the company that was created in 1962 with the passage of the Communications Satellite Act. COMSAT was established as a carrier’s carrier, meaning it cannot sell satellite circuits directly to customers, but only to wholesale communications carriers for resale. In August 2000 Lockheed Martin Corp., which […]
To link together or join. For example, concatenating the three words in, as, and much yields the single word inasmuch. Computer manuals often refer to the process of concatenating strings, a string being any series of characters. You can also concatenate files by appending one to another.
- concatenated SMS
An extension to the short message service (SMS) that allows messages longer than 160 alpha-numeric characters with 7-bit character encoding to be sent using a mobile phone. The longer concatenated SMS text messages are broken down and sent as multiple smaller messages. The recipient’s mobile phone assembles the messages back into one long message. Concatenated […]