A value or setting that a device or program automatically selects if you do not specify a substitute. For example, word processors have default margins and default page lengths that you can override or reset.
The default drive is the disk drive the computer accesses unless you specify a different disk drive. Likewise, the default directory is the directory the operating system searches unless you specify a different directory.
The default can also be an action that a device or program will take. For example, some word processors generate backup files by default.
- default gateway
(1)The gateway in a network that a computer will use to access another network if a gateway is not specified for use. (2) In a network using subnets, the router that forwards traffic to a destination outside of the subnet of the transmitting device.
To optimize a disk by unfragmenting files. See under fragmentation.
To remove magnetism from a device. The term is usually used in reference to color monitors and other display devices that use a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). These devices aim electrons onto the display screen by creating magnetic fields inside the CRT. External magnetic forces — such as the earth’s natural magnetism or a magnet […]
- degrees of freedom
In biometrics it is a measurement used to determine how unique biometric data is.
A social bookmarking Web site that serves as a bookmarks manager for users, similar to a collection of favorite links. You can add bookmarks to your del.icio.us list, categorize the bookmarks, tag them and also share them with others. On some blogs the words “del.icio.us” may appear below a blog post as a hyperlink that […]