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WordReference.com Online Etymology Dictionary World Wide Words Computer Glossary Applet A small Java application that is downloaded by an ActiveX or Java-enabled web browser. Once it has been downloaded, the applet will run on the user's computer. Common applets include financial calculators and web drawing programs. Application Computer software that performs a task or set of tasks, such as word processing or drawing. American Standard Code for Information Interchange, an encoding system for converting keyboard characters and instructions into the binary number code that the computer understands. Bandwidth The capacity of a networked connection. Binary code The most basic language a computer understands, it is composed of a series of 0s and 1s. Bit The smallest piece of computer information, either the number 0 or 1. Boot To start up a computer. Browser Software used to navigate the Internet. Bug A malfunction due to an error in the program or a defect in the equipment. Byte Cache Computer Aided Drawing - Computer Aided Manufacturing. Chat Chip Client Cookie Cracker Crash Cursor Disk
Merriam-Webster Online "… so we repaired to a publick-house, took a friendly glass, and thus parted." — Peter Drake, Amiable Renegade: The Memoirs of Captain Peter Drake, 1671–1753, 1960 "… Warren repaired to the dining alcove off the kitchen … and ate dinner with Nina and the children, discussing their schoolwork and events of the day." — Kevin Starr, Embattled Dreams, 2002 We are all familiar with the verb repair used as a synonym of fix. But today's word, while it is a homograph and a homophone of the more familiar repair, is a slightly older and unrelated verb. Repair, the synonym of fix, comes via Anglo-French from the Latin reparare, a combination of the re- prefix and parare ("prepare"). Repair, the synonym of go (which in English also once meant "to return"), has Anglo-French and Latin roots too, but makes its way back to the Late Latin repatriare (which means "to go home again" and is a source of the English repatriate).