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wafer
a thin flat piece of semiconductor crystal used in the fabrication of integrated circuits
wallpaper
the background graphics of the display
WAP
a set of standards for allowing users to send emails and access information including video transmissions from the Internet on a mobile phone
warez
illegally copied computer software which has had its protection codes de-activated
web application framework
a software framework designed to support the development of dynamic websites
web crawler
a computer program that browses the World Wide Web and adds new content (or pages) to the search engine index
web developer
a person who is employed to create websites
web page
a hyperlinked document on the internet that forms a part of a website
web portal
a site on the web that acts as gateway to other sites
web server
a server computer that stores and provides access to websites
web space
disk storage space on a web server used for storing webpages
webblog
a discussion or information site published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries (posts) displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first
webcam
video camera that feeds its images in real time to a computer or computer network, often via USB, ethernet, or Wi-Fi
webcast
a broadcast made on the Internet
webmail
a type of email that is accessed from webpages
webmaster
a person who administers a Web server
web-ready appliances protocol
a set of standards for enabling domestic appliances to be connected to the Web and to communicate with each other
website
a set of related pages on the World Wide Web
Wired Equivalent Privacy
security protocol for Wi-Fi networks, that is designed to provide a wireless local area network (WLAN) with a level of security and privacy comparable to what is usually expected of a wired LAN
Wide Area Network
a computer network that connects separate machines over a wide area, for example in different countries, using telecommunication systems
WiFi
a set of standards for radio-based wireless networks
wildcard
a symbol used in computer commands and for searching databases, representing any characters, e.g using an asterisk searching for *ed would find all words ending in ed
window
a rectangular screen area containing a program folder or file in a WIMP system
wipe
to delete all the files stored on a disk
wireless network
the interconnection of computers using signals carried through the air (usually radio waves) instead of through connecting cables
wirelessly
using radio signals without the need for connecting wires or cables
WLAN
a network that uses radio waves to connect computers in a small area
WML
a language similar to HTML used for designing webpages suitable for mobile phones
wordprocessing
the process of typing and editing test using a wordprocessor
wordprocessor
a type of computer application program used for typing and editing text documents
workstation
a powerful desktop computer used by power users for work that requires a lot of processing, e.g graphic design
World Wide Web
the Internet service used for connecting to multimedia webpages
worm
a program that performs unwanted actions and replicates itself across a network
write-back cache
a buffer storage system where the processor writes changes only to the cache and not to main memory. Cache entries that have changed are flagged as telling the cache controller to write their contents back to main memory before using the space to cache new data
write-through cache
a buffer storage system where the processor writes directly to both the cache and main memory at the same time
WXGA
abbreviation for wide extended graphics array; a standard screen resolution of ( 1024 x 768 ) pixels that is particularly suitable for displaying video films
WYSIWYG
application that converts a visual layout of website into HTML code