sort: to place a group of records into a desired sequence.
stored program computer model: a design theory upon which most modern
computers are based, holding that instructions as well as data should be stored
internally in the machine in magnetic form, so they can be altered as the program
subroutine: a routine that can be a part of another or program.
: a type
of electronic circuitry found
in second-generation computers; smaller,
faster, and more reliable than vacuum tubes, but inferior to third-generation integrated
time-sharing: an arrangement in which two or more users can access the same
central computer resources and programs, and receive what seems to be simultaneous
vacuum tube: electronic circuits used in first-generation computers, eventually
replaced by transistors and then integrated circuits.
word processing: computer-assisted production (creating, recording, editing, and
printing) of documents.
word: a set of characters occupying one storage location and treated as a unit.
write: to record or deliver data to a storage device, for example, to punch data on cards
in the form of a pattern of holes.
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