A type of program that enables you to design and fill in forms on a computer. Most forms packages contain a number of sample forms that you can modify for your own purposes. Newer forms software packages enable you to publish a form on the Internet so that anyone with Internet access can fill it out.
(1) An equation or expression. (2) In spreadsheet applications, a formula is an expression that defines how one cell relates to other cells. For example, you might define cell C5 (column C, row 5) with the formula =A4*D7 which means to multiply the value in cell A4 by the value in cell D7.
An online discussion group. Online services and bulletin board services (BBS’s) provide a variety of forums, in which participants with common interests can exchange open messages. Forums are sometimes called newsgroups (in the Internet world) or conferences.
Forward is an option found in an e-mail client, which allows you to forward a received e-mail to another recipient. The e-mail will be sent with the body of the e-mail showing as “quoted text”. Recipients of a forwarded e-mail can usually tell the e-mail is a forward. Some clients will place the letters “FWD” […]
- forward slash
The forward slash character is /. Now more commonly referred to as the “forward slash”, this character was first called an oblique.
- Fourth-Generation Language
Often abbreviated 4GL, fourth-generation languages are programming languages closer to human languages than typical high-level programming languages. Most 4GLs are used to access databases. For example, a typical 4GL commandis FIND ALL RECORDS WHERE NAME IS “SMITH” The other four generations of computer languages are first generation: machine language second generation: assembly language third generation: […]