)(n.) (1) Something that establishes or serves as a pattern for reference.
(2) A plastic or paper diagram that you can put on your keyboard to indicate the meanings of different keys for a particular program.
(3) A sheet of plastic with menus and command boxes drawn on it that you place on top of a digitizing tablet. You can select commands by pressing the digitizing tablet’s pen against a command box or by positioning the cursor over a box and pressing one of the cursor keys.
(4) In spreadsheet and database applications, a template is a blank form that shows which fields exist, their locations, and their length. In spreadsheet applications, for example, a template is a spreadsheet in which all the cells have been defined but no data has yet been entered.
(5) In some word processing applications, template is used in place of style sheet.
(6) DOS uses the term template to mean command buffer.
(7) A shortened term for a biometric reference template.
- temporary Internet file
A file located on a user’s hard disk in which a browser stores the Web site data for every Web page or URL address that a user visits. When the Web server sends the Web page files to the browser, they are stored in a file so that the next time the user visits the […]
2 to the 40th power (1,099,511,627,776) bytes. This is approximately 1 trillion bytes. Terabyte is abbreviated as TB.
(1) A device that enables you to communicate with a computer. Generally, a terminal is a combination of keyboard and display screen. Terminals are sometimes divided into three classes based on how much processing power they contain: intelligent terminal: a stand-alone device that contains main memory and a CPU. smart terminal: contains some processing power, […]
- terminal adapter
A device that connects a computer to an external digital communications line, such as an ISDN line. A terminal adapter is a bit like a modem, but whereas a modem needs to convert between analog and digital signals, a terminal adapter only needs to pass along digital signals. As ISDN becomes more common, future computers […]
- terminal emulation
Refers to making a computer respond like a particular type of terminal. Terminal emulation programs allow you to access a mainframe computer or bulletin board service with a personal computer.