A variable that retains the same data throughout the execution of a program. In contrast, a dynamic variable can have different values during the course of a program.
- status bar
In software the status bar is located at the bottom of the GUI (graphical user interface) that shows the user different bits of information about the program they are using. For example, on a Web browser, the status bar shows the progress of loading of Web pages into the browser window. In a word processing […]
- stealth virus
A computer virus that actively hides itself from antivirus software by either masking the size of the file that it hides in or temporarily removing itself from the infected file and placing a copy of itself in another location on the drive, replacing the infected file with an uninfected one that it has stored on […]
(ste-g&n-o´gr&-fē) (n.) The art and science of hiding information by embedding messages within other, seemingly harmless messages. Steganography works by replacing bits of useless or unused data in regular computer files (such as graphics, sound, text, HTML, or even floppy disks ) with bits of different, invisible information. This hidden information can be plain text, […]
- stereoscopic imaging
Also called stereoscopy or 3D imaging stereoscopic imaging is a technique used to record and display 3D (three dimensional) images or an illusion of depth in an image. Stereoscopic images provide spatial information that trick a user’s brain into believing and seeing depth in the images.
- stereophonic sound
Commonly called stereo sound or just stereo, stereophonic sound divides sounds across two channels (recorded on two separate sources) then the recorded sounds are mixed so that some elements are channeled to the left and others to the right. Stereophonic sound is generally considered the best sound technology of the 1950 and early 1960’s. Contrast […]