computers, analogmedical dictionary

Computers in which quantities are represented by physical variables; problem parameters are translated into equivalent mechanical or electrical circuits as an analog for the physical phenomenon being investigated.

(12 Dec 1998)

computers and science networkcomputing dictionary

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computer securitycomputing dictionary

Protective measures against unauthorised access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.

(12 Dec 1998)

<jargon> Two computers interfaced with each other.

(01 Feb 1996)

computers, hybridmedical dictionary

Computers that combine the functions of analog and digital computers.

(12 Dec 1998)

computer simulationmedical dictionary

Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.

(12 Dec 1998)

computers, mainframemedical dictionary

Large computers in both size and capacity.

(12 Dec 1998)

Computer Software Configuration Itemcomputing dictionary

<jargon, software> (CSCI) The thing that a change control request is requesting to be changed.

Acronym: CSCI

(01 May 2000)

computer storage devicesmedical dictionary

Devices capable of receiving data, retaining data for an indefinite or finite period of time, and supplying data upon demand.

(12 Dec 1998)

Computer Supported Cooperative Workcomputing dictionary

<tool> (CSCW) (Or "groupware") Software tools and technology to support groups of people working together on a project, often at different sites.

See also: Lotus Notes.

Acronym: CSCW

(01 Mar 1994)

computer systemsmedical dictionary

Systems composed of a computer or computers, peripheral equipment, such as disks, printers, and terminals, and telecommunications capabilities.

(12 Dec 1998)