back up

"back up" is the act of making a copy of files, data or hard drive in case the original is lost or damaged.
Please back up the data every night.


:: Note ::
The file backed up is called as a backup. It is written as one word when it is used as a noun or adjective.

background

1. Background is used to describe processes running on a computer that don't need input from the user.
My anti-virus program runs in the background when the processor is idle.


2. The furthest part of an image from the viewer while another object is exist in front of background.
You need to set a smaller aperture value to take a photo with a blurred background.


3. Your experience of working or education, criminal history.
I have a background in software engineering.
He was the prime suspect because of his background.


4. Origin, social heritage.
He comes from a working-class (or wealthy) background.
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backslash

Backslash is a backward-sloping slash used to separate directories in operating systems. C:\windows\users\...
The "\" character is called as a backslash and the "/" character is called as a forward slash or just "slash" (most commonly).
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It is also used in some programming languages to declare the following character must be treated in a different way. String str="example \[title\]"


In Internet, URLs are separated with a "/" (slash) sign. People sometimes use the "forward slash" term instead of slash to avoid confusion.


You can also print a backslash on the screen without pressing backslash key. Every keyboard character has an ASCII code and it is "92" for backslash character. Press and hold the "Alt" key and then press "9" and "2" respectively. (Alt + 92)


:: Origin ::
First time, "\" sign was used by Bob Bemer in 1961 to represent some Boolean operators in the ALGOL language (an early programming language used for scientific calculations). He used it in ASCII and then it became a standard key in keyboards.

application

1. An official request (usually in written) for employment, admission to a school, etc.. The person who applied for it, called as "applicant".


2. The act of putting something into operation: e.g. the process of applying some medicine to the skin.


3. Computer programs in operating systems are also called as application.


application

Each programs in Windows, Macintosh or any other operating system are called as "application". The word "application" is used since each program has a specific application for the user for a particular purpose.


Especially Macintosh use the "application" word for its programs and they use ".app" extension, while Windows uses ".exe" (executable file).

backup

1. (Noun) The copy of files or data.
Where did you put the backup?


2. (Noun) Support or help.
A police officer requested backup.


3. (Adjective) Being secondary.
So, what's your backup plan?


:: Note ::
"Backup" is derived from the verb form "back up". (It is written separately)

backup

The copy of files stored somewhere other than the original location such as external hard disk, flash disk, compact disk, etc.
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app

App is an abbreviation for the word "application". An application is a software program that can be used on your computer, phone or any digital device but the word "app" is most commonly used for mobile applications.

aggregator

Any kind of web service that aggregates a specific type of data from multiple locations. An aggregator distributes these data through a single website.


The News aggregators, also known as feed aggregator is the most common type of aggregators. News aggregators collects news from other news sources and serve them in a single location. (e.g. Google News)
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AGP

In computing, an abbreviation for "Accelerated Graphics Port". A video graphics technology providing a high speed connection to the computing system. It was developed primarily to accelerate computing of 3D graphics.


It was widely used in mainboards between the years 2004-2009. The PCI Express slots have been preferred instead of AGP since 2009.
AGP

alphanumeric

Using both letters and numerals. The word alpha represents the alphabet.


:: Origin ::
The "alpha" is the first character of Greek alphabet and the Greek alphabet is the ancestor of the Latin script.
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beta test

Beta test is the test before the original version of a software is made available to the public. It is the second phase of software testing. The first one, alpha test is carried out by developers and the beta test is carried out by users.


The words "alpha" and "beta" are the first two letters of Greek alphabet.
(alpha, beta, gamma, delta, ....omega)
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anti-aliasing

Reduction of jagged edges on diagonal lines in graphics. Anti-aliasing option provides a smooth drawing.


In gaming, turning anti-aliasing ON can provide very noticeable increase in the quality of the graphics but it needs much more GPU calculations. If you don't have a good quality of graphic card, turning it OFF can help to play games in a stable condition.
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back up

The situation of the vehicles waiting in a long line to continue moving.
It's starting to back up, I may be late for the meeting.
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back up

An accumulation in toilets, sink or traffic because of something blocking the flow.

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back up

The action of moving backward.
If you back up your car a bit further, I can park too.
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streaming cold

[British] A heavy cold accompanied by copious running of the nose and eyes.


She has been in bed with a streaming cold.
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massive heart attack

A very serious heart attack. It is the most severe form of heart attack. Person may become unconscious, suffer permanent heart damage or permanent heat damage, or in the worst-case scenario the heart can stop beating.


No one would like to suffer from a massive heart attack.
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academic year

The time during a year when the school is open and students are studying.


He is graduating at the end of the academic year with a bachelor degree in law.
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