Originally, the word computing was synonymous with counting and calculating, and the science and technology of mathematical calculations. Today, "computing" means using computers and other computing machines. It includes their operation and usage, the electrical processes carried out within the computing hardware itself, and the theoretical concepts governing them (computer science).

See also: List of programmers, List of computing people, List of computer scientists, List of basic computer science topics, List of terms relating to algorithms and data structures.

Topics on computing include:

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1.TR.6100BASE-FX100BASE-TX100BASE-T100BaseVG100VG-AnyLAN10BASE-210BASE-510BASE-T120 reset1-bit computing16-bit computing16-bit application16550 UART1NF1TBS

20-GATE20-GATE28-bit2B1D2B1Q2D2NF

3-tier (computing)32-bit application32-bit computing320xx microprocessor320xx386BSD386SPART.PAR3Com Corporation3DO3D computer graphics3GL3NF3Station

4.2BSD4-bit computing404 error431A473L system486SX4GL4NF

51-FORTH56 kbit/s line5ESS switch5NF5th Glove

6.00164-bit computing680x06x86

8-bit clean8-bit computing8.3 filename80x8682430FX82430HX82430MX82430VX8514 (display standard)8514-A88open8N18x86

90–90 rule9PAC

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ABC ALGOL – ABLE – ABSETABSYSAccentAcceptance, Test Or Launch LanguageAccessible ComputingAdaAddressing modeAIM allianceAirPortAIXAlgocracyALGOLAlgorithmAltiVecAmdahl's lawAmerica OnlineAmigaAmigaEAnalysis of algorithmsAOLAPLApple ComputerApple IIApple MacintoshAppleScriptArray programmingArithmetic and logical unitASCIIActive Server PagesASP.NETAssembly languageAtariAtlas AutocodeAutoLISPAutomatonAWK

B

BBackus–Naur formBasic Rate Interface (2B+D)-- BASICBatch jobBCPLBefungeBeOSBerkeley Software DistributionBETABig MacBig O notationBinary symmetric channelBinary Synchronous TransmissionBinary numeral systemBitBLISS – Blue – Blu-ray DiscBlue screen of deathBourne shell (sh) Bourne-Again shell (bash) BrainfuckBtrieveBurrows-Abadi-Needham logicBusiness computing

C

C++C#CCacheCanonical LR parserCat (Unix)CD-ROMCentral processing unitChimeraChomsky normal formCIH virusClassic Mac OSCOBOLCocoa (software)Code and fixCode Red wormColdFusionColouring algorithmCOMALComm (Unix)Command line interfaceCommand line interpreterCOMMAND.COMCommercial at (computing)Commodore 1541Commodore 1581Commodore 64Commodore AmigaCommon logarithmCommon Unix Printing SystemCompact discCompilerComputability theoryComputational complexity theoryComputationComputer-aided designComputer-aided manufacturingComputer architectureComputer clusterComputer hardwareComputer networkComputer numbering formatsComputer programmingComputer scienceComputer securityComputer softwareComputer systemComputerComputingContext-free grammarContext-sensitive grammarContext-sensitive languageControl flowControl storeControl unitCORAL66CP/M operating systemCPLCracking (software)Cracking (passwords)CryptanalysisCryptographyCybersquattingCYK algorithmCyrix 6x86

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DData compressionDatabase normalizationDecidable setDeep BlueDesktop environmentDesktop publishingDeterministic finite automatonDialerDIBOLDiffDigital cameraDEC (Digital Equipment Corporation)Digital signal processingDigital visual interfaceDirect manipulation interfaceDisk storageDistance transformDistance mapDistance fieldDVDDVI (TeX)Dvorak keyboard layoutDylan

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Earth SimulatorEBCDICECMAScript (a.k.a. JavaScript) – Electronic data processing (EDP) – Enhanced Versatile Disc (EVD) – ENIACEnterprise Java Beans (EJB) – EntscheidungsproblemEquality (relational operator)ErlangEnterprise resource planning (ERP) – ES EVMEthernetEuclidean algorithmEuphoriaExploit (computer security)

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Federated Naming ServiceField specificationFinal Cut ProFinite state automatonFireWireFirst-generation languageFloating-point unitFloppy diskFormal languageForthFortranFourth-generation languageFragmentationFree On-line Dictionary of ComputingFree Software FoundationFree software movementFree softwareFreescale 68HC11FreewareFunction-level programmingFunctional programming

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G4G5GEMGeneral Algebraic Modeling SystemGenieGNUGNU bisonGnutellaGraphical user interfaceGraphics Device InterfaceGreibach normal formG.hn

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hack (technology slang)Hacker (computer security)Hacker (hobbyist)Hacker (programmer subculture)Hacker (term)Halting problemHard DriveHaskellHD DVDHistory of computingHistory of computing hardwareHistory of Microsoft WindowsHistory of operating systemsHistory of the graphical user interfaceHitachi 6309Home computerHuman–computer interaction

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IA-32IA-64IBM PCInteractive computationIBMiBookiCabiCalIconiDVDIEEE 802.2IEEE 802.3IEEE floating-point standardiMacimage processingiMovieInformInstruction registerIntel 8008Intel 80186Intel 80188Intel 80386Intel 80486SXIntel 80486Intel 8048Intel 8051Intel 8080Intel 8086Intel 80x86IntelINTERCALInternational Electrotechnical CommissionInternet ExplorerInternetiPhotoiPodiResQIrreversible circuitiSynciTunes

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JJava Platform, Enterprise EditionJava Platform, Micro EditionJava Platform, Standard EditionJava APIJavaJava Virtual MachineJavaScriptJPEG

K

K&RKDE – – KilobyteKleene starKlezKRYPTON

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LALR parserLambda calculusLassoLaTeXLeetLegal aspects of computingLexLimboLinked listLinuxLisp – – List of computing terms that end in "ware" – List of IBM productsList of Intel microprocessorsList of programming languagesList of operating systemsList of Soviet computer systemsLL parserLogical programmingLogoLotus 1-2-3LR parserLuaLynx languageLynx browser

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m4macOS ServermacOSMADMainframe computerMalwareMaryMealy machineMegabyteMelissa wormMercuryMesaMicrocodeMicroprocessorMicroprogramMicrosequencerMicrosoft WindowsMicrosoftMirandaMLMMCMMUMMX – – ModulaMOOMoore's LawMoore machineMorris wormMOS Technologies 6501MOS Technologies 6502MOS Technologies 650xMOS Technologies 6510Motorola 68000Motorola 6800Motorola 68020Motorola 68030Motorola 68040Motorola 68060Motorola 6809Motorola 680x0Motorola 68LC040Motorola 88000MozillaMPEGMS-DOSMulticsMultiprocessingMUMPS

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.NETNetBSDNetlibNetscape NavigatorNeXTNialNybbleNinety-Ninety RuleNon-Uniform Memory AccessNondeterministic finite automaton

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OberonObjective-CobjectOCamloccamOmniWebOne True Brace StyleOpenBSDOpenOffice.orgOpen sourceOpen Source InitiativeOpenVMS - Opera (web browser)Operating system advocacyOperating system

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PA-RISCPage description languagePancake sortingParallax PropellerParallel computingParser (language) – Parsing (technique) – Partial functionPascalPDPPeer-to-peer networkPerlPersonal computerPHPPILOTPL/IPointerPoplogPortable Document Format (PDF) – PoserPostScriptPowerBookPowerPCPrefix grammarPreprocessorPrimitive recursive functionProgramming languagePrologPSPACE-completePulse-code modulation (PCM) – Pushdown automatonPython

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QuarkXPressQuickTimeQWERTY

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R (programming language) RAM driveRAM (random-access memory) – Random access – – RatforRCA 1802Read-only memory (ROM) – REBOLRecovery-oriented computingRecursive descent parserRecursion (computer science)Recursive setRecursively enumerable languageRecursively enumerable setReference (computer science)Referential transparencyRegisterRegular expressionRegular grammarRegular languageRPGRetrocomputingREXXRFCRISCRS/6000Ruby

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Safari (web browser)SAILScript kiddieScripting languageSCSISecond-generation programming languageSecure Sockets LayersedSelf (or SELF) – Semaphore (programming)Sequential accessSETLSharewareShell scriptShellcodeSIMDSimulaSircamSlide ruleSLIPSLR parserSmalltalkServer Message BlockSMBusSMIL (computer)SmileySNOBOLSoftware engineeringSONETSpace-cadet keyboardSPARC International – – SPITBOLSQLSQL slammer wormSRSSLService-oriented architectureS/SLStale pointer bugStandard ML (or SML) – Stateless serverStructured programmingSubject-oriented programmingsubnetworkSupercomputerSwap spaceSymbolic mathematicsSymlinkSymmetric multiprocessingSyntactic sugarSyQuest TechnologySYSKEYSystemboardSystem programming languageIBM System R

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TADSTcltecoText editorTeXThird generation languageTimeline of computing 1950–1979Timeline of computing 1980–1989Timeline of computing 1990–1999Timeline of computing hardware 2400 BC–1949Timeline of computingTkTPUTracTransparency (computing) – – – Turing machineTuring2B1Q

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UATUnicodeUniconUnixUnix shellUNIX System VUnLambdaUSBUnreachable memory

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Var'aqVAXVBScriptVector processorVentura PublisherVery-large-scale integrationVideo editingVirtual memoryVisual Basic (classic)Visual Basic .NET - Visual FoxProVon Neumann architecture

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Web browserWestern Design CenterWestern Design Center 65C02Western Design Center 65816Whitespacewikiwindow managerWindows 1.0Windows 2000Windows 95Windows MeWindows NTWindows XPWord processorWorld wide webWYSIWYG

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X Window SystemX86X-Mouse

Y

YaccYaSTYet AnotherYorick

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Z notationZ shellZilog Z80Zooming User InterfaceZX80ZX81ZX Spectrum