I made up a small list of terms that I have found many people struggle with from time to time in understanding their meanings. I have gathered computer terms, Internet terms, and other various technology related terms that are actually very common. I hope this helps you! Enjoy my Tech-tionary!

404 Error- This is indicates that a webpage cannot be found. Either the URL is typed in correct or the page has been taken down, or is not functioning correctly at the present time.

• Cache- stores information that was recently used in a location that can be easily accessed.

• CMYK- represents four colors used in printing colored images. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black.

• ActiveX- A collection of software components that have already been written for developers so they can use them for an application or webpage.

Bot- Automated software program capable of performing certain commands

Cookie- Your web browser saves data generated by websites called cookies. It often stores login information to a specific site. Can be dangerous if left in the wrong hands.

• DNS- or Domain Name System. Remembers IP addresses of websites you want to visit.

Firewall- Helps to limit the data that passes through and protects the user from any potential damage given by unauthorized users.

• Hertz- measures frequency.

IEEE- or Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Non-profit organization. Purpose is to review, defines, and develop electronics and computer science standards, for here in the U.S. and Internationally.

ISO- or the International Organization for Standardization. Works with over 150 countries around the world to develop product and technology standards.

• HTML- or Hyper-Text Markup Language. Web pages are written this way.

HTTP- or Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol. This is a way to transfer data over to the WWW or World Wide Web.

• HTTPS- or Hyper-Text Transport Protocol Secure. Same as HTTP but using a SSL or secure socket layer for security measures.

• ICMP- or Internet Control Message Protocol. Any errors or statuses regarding data sent and received over the Internet are sent to ICMP.

ICQ- also known as I seek you, this online messaging program is known for its chat rooms.

• IP Address- identification of a computer on the Internet classified by numbers separated by three dots.

Meta Tag- is used to store info about a web page but it is not shown in the web browser.

• Phishing- Phishers are people that make attempts to steal someone’s personal information.

• POP3- or Post Office Protocol. This is the standard method in which e-mail messages are delivered.

• Spider- a type of software program. Its purpose is to travel the Web to locate and index websites for search engines.

Spam- useless emails, advertisements from people or places unknown. Junk e-mails that have no real purpose other than filling up your mailbox.

• XHTML- or Extensible Hypertext Markup Language. A better version of the original HTML web page creating tool.

• VoIP- or Voice Over Internet Protocol. Gives users the ability to communicate with others any where in the world using a telephone type connection over the Internet.

OASIS- or the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. This non-profit organization that supports adoption and development around the world for e-business standards.

• Pixel- or picture element. Made up of small dots that make up the image that is displayed by the computer.

• QWERTY- the layout of a standard keyboard. This name is composed of the first 6 keys.

• RGB- the three hues of light, red, green, and blue.