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Definitions of Computer and Internet Terms

Computer Terms Beginning with "E"

E-commerce E-commerce (electronic-commerce) refers to business over the Internet. Web sites such as Amazon.com, Buy.com, and eBay...
E-mail Bankruptcy In this day and age, most of us receive several e-mails a day. Depending on your job, you may even receive dozens of...
ECC Stands for "Error Correction Code." ECC is used to verify data transmissions by locating and correcting transmission...
EDI Stands for "Electronic Data Interchange." EDI is a standardized method for transferring data between different...
Edutainment Edutainment is one of those combo words, like "guesstimate," that combines two regular words into one term that really...
EIDE EIDE is short for "Enhanced Integrated Drive Electronics" and is an improved version of the IDE drive controller...
Email It's hard to remember what our lives were like without e-mail. Ranking up there with the Web as one of the most useful...
Emoticon These are the little text-based faces and objects that you often see in e-mail and online chat. They help give the...
Emulation The term "emulation" comes from the verb "emulate," which means to imitate or reproduce. Therefore, computer emulation...
Encryption Encryption is the coding or scrambling of information so that it can only be decoded and read by someone who has the...
End User An end user is the person that a software program or hardware device is designed for. The term is based on the idea...
EPS Stands for "Encapsulated PostScript." EPS is a PostScript image file format that is compatible with PostScript...
Ethernet Just to be clear, the first syllable is pronounced "eath" as in "Heath Bar," not like "eth" as in Bethany. Some people...
EUP Stands for "Enterprise Unified Process." EUP is a software development methodology that helps companies create...
Exabyte An exabyte is 2 to the 60th power, or 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes. It can be estimated as 10 to the 18th power...
Exbibyte A exbibyte is a unit of data storage that equals 2 to the 60th power, or 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes. While a...
Excel Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program for Windows and Macintosh computers. It is part of the Microsoft Office...
Expansion Card An expansion card is a printed circuit board that can be installed in computer to add functionality to it. For...
External Hard Drive Nearly all personal computers come with an internal hard drive. This drive stores the computer's operating system...
Extranet If you know the difference between the Internet and an intranet, you have an above average understanding of computer...

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