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Exactly as the title states, I'm looking for a (preferably commonly updated and 'complete') list of commonly used computer terms defined in laymen's terms. Specifically, I would like to know what the terms often used in advertisements for computers and computer accessories means, as well as a list of terms that are most important to computer and high-tech device performance.

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closed as off topic by random Jun 5 '11 at 21:54

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A lot of words, like "HD", are misused so much that they've lost all meaning. Some words, like "Gigahertz" have a technical meaning but are used in entirely different contexts in marketing, making them again effectively meaningless. –  Phoshi Jun 5 '11 at 22:07
@random The terminology specific to an area of discussion, such as computer hardware or software, is inherently related to that specific area of discussion, so I fail to see how this is not related to computer hardware or software. –  Edward Black Jun 5 '11 at 22:11
Where do you propose one find such a list? –  Hello71 Jun 5 '11 at 22:21
I think it's at least a borderline question. It shouldn't have been closed right away, rather leaving it for the community to decide. @Hello71 That was the question, right? –  slhck Jun 5 '11 at 22:22
Asking for a list of something is either off topic by way of definition or too broad and thus NARQ. This would be more a chat topic than a question on the main site. –  random Jun 6 '11 at 0:29

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