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Computer words:

See also New words

Technology concepts Edit

Numbers Edit

  • binary (number) = twegengestaðoled (rim) (adj) / (n)
  • octal = eahtagestaðoled (adj)
  • decimal = tienegestaðoled (adj)
  • duodecimal = twelfgestaðoled (adj)
  • hexadecimal = siextienegestaðoled (adj)

Memory Edit

  • bit = anfinger (m)
  • byte = byte (m)
  • memory = gemynd (n or f)

Processing Edit

  • digital = fingerlic (adj)
  • floating-point calculation = fleotendepricarimung (f)
  • hertz = hertz (n)
  • pool = pundfald (f)
  • pool counter server = pundfaldgetalere þegnung (f)
  • pool queue = pundfaldes forepenn (m)

Missenlic Edit

  • broadcast = tobrædan (wv)
  • cycle = ymbhwyrftgang (m)
  • dynamic = hweorfendisc (adj)
  • electricity = glærlicstream (m)
  • electronic = glærspearcmotlic (adj)
  • multitasking = felafealdweorc (n)
  • paperless office = carteleas ambihthus (n)
  • photography = onlicnesgefeng (m)
  • piracy = reaflac (m)
  • synchronous communication = stundgymendmæðelcwide (m)

Hardware Edit

A - C Edit

  • arrow key = flancæg (f), strælcæg(f)
  • bandwidth = bendbradnes (f)
  • battery = ellenbox (n)
  • beep = bip (m)
  • bells and whistles = belle and hwistle (fpl)
  • boot, boot up = onsturtan (wv)
  • button = cnæp (m)
  • cable = wir (m), rap(m)
  • calculator = betellend (m)
  • camera = onlicnesnimend (m)
  • card = scid (n)
  • cathode-ray tube = spearcstrælþeote (f)
  • chip = cipp (m)
  • circuit = ymbfaru (n), ymbgang (m)
  • compact disc = nearohweol (n)
  • computer = rimere (m) (circolwyrde (m))
  • configuration = foreadihtung (f)
  • connection = geoc (n)
  • crash = slide (m)
  • crash, to = slidan (wv)

D - E Edit

  • disc = trendel (f)
  • dot-matrix printer = pinnpricelisc bewritere (m)
  • dust cover = dustwæfels (m)
  • ethernet = hrodernett (n)
  • expansion slot = geeacnungðyrel (n)
  • extension = aðenenes (f)
  • external = utweardlic (adj)

F - J Edit

  • fax = gelicnessendere (m)
  • fibre optics = þrædboren leohtcræft (m)
  • floppy disc = swancortrendel (f)
  • hard disc = stiðtrendel (f), heardtrendel (f)
  • hardware = heardwaru (f)
  • hard-wired = heardgewired (adj)
  • infrared = beneoðanread (adj)
  • inkjet printer = blæcspætende bewritere (m)
  • joystick = gleosticca (m)

K - L Edit

  • key = cæg (f)
    • keyboard = cægbord (m)
    • keystroke = cægsweng (m)
  • lanyard = streng (m)
  • laptop = bearmtop (m), greadatop(m)
  • laser printer = midstæppendleohtyð bewritere (m)
  • light source = leohtfruma (m)
  • line = line (f)
  • line noise = wircracetung (f), linewop (m), linewoma (m)
  • liquid-crystal display = wætcristallasceawung (f)
  • local area network = neahstownett (n)
  • logic board = flitcræftbord (m)

M Edit

  • magnetic tape = isengripend tæppa (m)
  • mainframe = mægengesteal (n)
  • manual = handboc (f)
  • memory = gemynd (n)
  • memory stick = gemynd sticca (m)
  • microphone = gehlysta (m)
  • microwave = lytelyð (m)
  • modem = feorransprecaweccend (m)
  • monitor = ansienbox (m)
  • motherboard = modorbord (m)
  • mouse = mus (f)
  • mouse pad = musbred (n)
  • mouse pointer = musgad (f)
  • multimedia = mislicu andgietu (npl)

N - P Edit

  • network = nett (n), nettweorc (n)
  • notepad = gyrdelbred (n)
  • output = utpotung (f)
  • output, to = utpotian (wv)
  • owner = agend (m)
  • plug and play = ingedon and plegan (sv, wv)
  • printer = bewritere (m)


Q - R Edit

  • random access memory = hwiluminganggemynd (n)
  • remote host = feorrgiefa (m)
  • repetitive stress injury = edlæcung þenning wund (f)
  • resolution = frumcynnfæstnes (f)

S Edit

  • scanner = asmeagend (m)
    • scanner, flatbed = efnbeddasmeagend (m)
    • scanner, hand-held = handgehealdenasmeagend (m)
  • screen = dægsceald (m)
  • sector = læppa (m)
  • serial port = getælcircolport (m)
  • server = þeowa (m), brytta (m)
  • shadow memory = sceadugemynd (n)
  • single in-line memory module = aninnanbordesgemyndfætels (m)
  • stand-alone = anstandende (adj)
  • surge protector = wilmweard (m)
  • switch = læl (f), wrixlstybb (m)
  • system = gesamnung (f)

T Edit

  • telephone = feorranspreca (m)
  • terminal emulation = endestowonhyring (f)
  • toggle = gemynd sticca (m)
  • trackball = wegþoþor (m)
  • typewriter = fyrngewritere (m)
  • typing error = stæfleahtor (m)

U-Z Edit

  • word processor = wordwyrhta (m)
  • work station = weorcstede (m)
  • write-protect notch = gewritwearnhol (n)

Software Edit

A - B Edit

  • alias = efennama (m)
  • anchor = ancor (m)
  • anonymous = uncuðlic (adj)
  • application = gefremming (f)
  • archive = stærhord (m/n)
  • automatic = selffremmende (adj)
  • backbone = hrycgban (m)
  • beep = swegdropa (m)
  • bells and whistles = belle and hwistle (fpl)
  • beta release = unfulfremedbrytnung (f)
  • bookmark = æstel (m)
  • buffer = lænestow (f)
  • bug = budda (m)
  • bus = innoðpæð (m), enge anpaðas (mpl), folcwægn (m)

C Edit

  • cache = lænehord (m/n)
  • cancel = onwegascufan (v)
  • click = musgadcracian (wv)
  • client = bena (m)
  • code = runcræft (m)
  • colour = færbu (f)
  • command = bebod (n)
  • complex instruction set = eacentyhtingheap (m/f)
  • compress = gelytlian (wv), gescrincan (sv)
  • compression = lytlung (f)
  • computer-aided design = rimerefroforlicu agrafung (f)
  • computer account = clystregemet (n)
  • concatenation = onracenteagung (f)
  • configuration = foreadihtung (f)
  • connection = geoc (n), gespang (n)
  • copy = bewrit (n)
  • copy, to = bewritan (sv)
  • cut and paste = sniðan and clifian (wv)

D Edit

  • daisy chain = dægeseageracenteah (f)
  • data = gecyþnessa (f pl)
  • database = gecyþneshord (m/n)
  • date = tælmearc (f)
  • debug = aswapan buggan (sv)
  • default setting = frumstaðol (m)
  • define = amearcian (wv)
  • delete = astrican (sv)
  • desktop = weorcbordtop (m)
  • directory = ymbfeng (m)
  • directory path = ymbfengpaþ (m)
  • dot = prica (m)
  • download = ofdunehladan (v)
  • drag and drop = dragan and dreopan (v)

E - F Edit

  • emoticon = æmettigbrægentacn (n)
  • encryption = ingedigolung (f)
  • error = dwola (m), woh (n)
  • error message = dwolabodung (f)
  • field = feld (m)
  • file = geweorc (m) or ymele (f)
  • file protection = geweorcmund (f) or ymelemund (f)
  • file-sharing = geweorcdæling (f)
  • to file = hordian
  • firewall = fyrweall (m)
  • folder = ymbfeng (m)
  • folder path = ymbfengpaþ (m)
  • font = stæfgecynd (n/f)
  • fragmentation = styccetodælednes (f)
  • freeware = freowaru (f)
  • freeze = freosan (v)
  • frozen = freorig, hrimigheard (adj)
  • full duplex mode = fulltwifealdhad (m)

G - J Edit

  • glitch = gesca (m)
  • graphical = onlicneshreðig (adj)
  • gray scale = hasufagstæpegang (m)
  • half duplex mode = healftwifealdhad (m)
  • handshake = handfæstnung (f)
  • icon = tacn (n)
  • image = onlicnes (f)
  • incompatibility = samodgeflit (n)
  • input = inputung (f)
  • input, to = inputian (v)
  • insert = anbestingan (v)
  • interactive = betwuxdædlic (adj)
  • interface = betwuxonsien (fn), betwuxsceawung (f)
  • internal = inweardlic (adj)
  • interpreter = intrahtere (m)
  • intuitive = brægenwelwillende, eaðræde (adj)
  • jargon = fættgereord (f), idelgylp (n)
  • job queue = weorctægl (m)

K - L Edit

  • keystroke = cægsweng (m)
  • killer application = cwildrofgefremming (f)
  • link = hlenca (m), hlence (f)
  • link, to = geþeodan (wv)
  • log in = ingelogian (wv)
  • log out = utgelogian (wv)
  • loop = efthwyrfendcnotta (m)

M - N Edit

  • macro = gehendebebod (n)
  • menu = cyrehlæder (f)
  • message = ærende (n), stefn (m)
  • mode = had (m)
  • mouse pointer = musgad (f)
  • newsgroup = spellgemot (n)
  • null value = nanwihtweorð (n)

O - R Edit

  • online = onstigende (adj)
  • on line = on upastignesse (f)
  • operating system = rihtendgesamnung (f)
  • optical character recognition = eagsynestæfcunnung (f)
  • option = cyre (m)
  • output = utputung (f)
  • output, to = utputian (v)
  • page = leaf (m), tramet (m)
  • parity = efenlicnes (f)
  • password = geleafnesword (n)
  • patch = claðflyhte (m)
  • permission = leaf (m)
  • pixel = leohtspecca (m)
  • platform = staðol (m), syll (f)
  • plug and play = ingedon and plegan (anv, w)
  • print = bewritan (sv)
  • privilege = sundorriht (n)
  • prompt = weccend (m), scyfeword (n)
  • programme = rungestreon (n)
  • programming = rungeweorc (n)
  • purge = þurhclænsian (wv)
  • quit = geendian (wv)
  • record = gesetnes (f)
  • reduced instruction set = læssatyhtingheap (m/f)
  • refresh = edniwian (wv)
  • relational database management = cneomæglicgifhordonweald (m)
  • remote host = feorrgiefa (m)
  • rename = onwendnamian (wv)
  • reply = andswaru (f)
  • reply, to = andswarian (wv)
  • resolution = swutolnes (f)
  • return = efthweorfan (sv)
  • return key = eftrynecæg (f)
  • root, root directory = wyrtrum (m)
  • run-time version = ierningtimacynn (n)

S Edit

  • screensaver = leohtspeccabordnergend (m)
  • scroll, to = ymelian (wv)
  • scrollbar = ymelerad (f)
  • search = gesecan (wv)
  • sector = læppa (m)
  • security = gefæstnung (f)
  • select = ceosan (sv)
  • send = sendan (wv)
  • session = gesittunghwil (f)
  • shareware = gedalwaru (f)
  • shell = sciell (f)
  • site licence = stowgeleafe (f)
  • smiley = grennung (f)
  • software = hnescewaru (f)
  • source code = frumregol (m)
  • spreadsheet = sprædleaf (m)
  • string = streng (m)
  • symbol = segn (mn), tacn (n)

T - Z Edit

  • translator = awendere (m)
  • transparent = glæshlutor (adj)
  • trash can = geswæpabinn (f)
  • tree structure = treogesteal (n)
  • troubleshooting = weagebetung (f)
  • truncation = cyrf (m)
  • upgrade = upgebetung (f)
  • upgrade, to = upgodian (wv), upgebetan (wv)
  • upload = uphladan (sv)
  • user-friendly = nyttendfreondlic (adj)
  • username = utfusnama (m)
  • vaporware = ecegehatenwaru (f), awatomorgenwaru (f)
  • virtual = neahtreowlic (adj)
  • virtual reality = neahtreowlicu swilcnes (f)
  • welcome message = gretingword (n)
  • wildcard = wildestæf (m)
  • window = eagðyrel (n)
  • word wrap = sceaftrihtedcyrrung (f)

Internet Edit

A - G Edit

  • bandwidth = bendbradnes (f)
  • bot = [?] (m)
    • botnet = [?] nettweorc (n)
    • spybot = totiend[?] (m)
  • broadband = bradbend
  • browser = ymbsceawere (m)
  • connectivity = geoctrumnes (f), gespangtrumnes (f)
  • contact = gehrinen
  • contact, to = gehrinan (v)
  • cookie = [rimeres] cicel (m), ymbsceawere runweorc (m)
  • cyberspace = steorarum (m)
  • dongle = wirleas geoc sticca, wirleas astrang sticca (m)
  • drop = drypan (v)

E - F Edit

  • electronic mail = hrædærendgewrit (n), lyftstefn (f)
  • file transfer protocol = dælgewrixlendebyrdnes (f)
  • frame = þyrel (n)
  • frequently asked questions = oftgeacsunge (f)

H - L Edit

  • hack = geðweran (sv)
  • hacker = searoanwada (m)
  • home page = hamleaf (m)
  • host = giefa (m)
  • html = html oððe oferwrit mearc gereord
  • hypertext = oferwrit (m)
  • IP address = aganrim (m)
  • keylogger = cægtotere (m)
  • link / hyperlink = hlenca
  • image = biliþ (f)
  • internet = eormennett (m), nett (m)
  • internet relay chat = eormennett gewosa embstemn (m, with adv)
  • lurker = sceadugenga (m)

M - R Edit

  • malware = bealu rungestreon (n)
  • moderator = motgerefa (m)
  • newsgroup = spellgemot (n)
  • pop-up = ahleapend (m)

S - V Edit

  • search agent = gangewifre (f), widgangolspyrigend (m)
  • secure connection = fæst geoc, fæst gestang
  • social media = midwist andgietu (f)
  • social site = midwist webbstede (m)
  • social networking = midwist [on þæm genette] (f)
  • snailmail = snæglgewrit (n)
  • spam = geondspiwan (wv)
  • thread = ðræd (m)
  • troll = þyrs (m)
  • virus = unhælu (f), wælwyrm (m)

W - Z Edit

  • web = webb (n)
  • webmaster = webbhlaford (m), webbhlæfdige (f)
  • website = webbstede (m)
  • wiki = wici (m)
  • Wikipedia = Wicipædia (f)
  • worldwide web = woruldwidewebb (n)
  • worm = wyrm (m), swigescaða (m)

Smart phones and tablets Edit

  • app = rungestreon (n)
  • long-press = langþrycce
  • smartphone = searuspreca (m)
  • tablet = bredrimere (m)
  • to text = ærendian
  • text message = gewrit oððe ærendgewrit (n)
  • voicemail = stefnhord (m)

Functions Edit

  • brightness = beorhtnes (f)
  • caps lock = [?] luc (n)
  • clipboard = spangbord (m)
  • customize = [?]
  • delete = astrican (sv)
  • document = writ
  • find and replace = findan and geinnian, find and geinne (v-imperative)
  • function key = ærrend cæg (n)
  • help = help (f)
  • number lock = getæl luc (n)
  • preview = foreætywung (f)
  • property = had (f)
  • scroll lock = ymele luc (n)
  • set-up = foresett (v)
  • shift key = arwe cæg (n)
  • sleep = slæp (v-imperative)
  • square bracket = scyte wila (m)
  • tab = þoll cæg (f) (weaxbred þoll cæg, tabule þoll cæg)
  • volume = hludnes (f)

Acknowledgement Edit

Thanks also to Carl T. Berkhout for most of this.

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