Age of Communication

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Essential Vocabulary for the GRE - Age of Communication

Essential Vocabulary for the GRE
ADSLnoun

a method of connecting to the internet using a phone line that allows you to use that phone line at the same time

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broadbandnoun

a system of Internet connection that allows users to share information simultaneously

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bandwidthnoun

(computing) the maximum rate of data transfer of an electronic communications system

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IP addressnoun

(computing) a set of numbers separated by dots that a computer with an active internet connection is identified with

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carriernoun

a telecommunications firm that provides a cellular or internet service

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cellularadjective

related to a telephone system that uses radio stations for communication

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access providernoun

a company that provides customers with internet access

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ccnoun

used on a business letter or email indicating that a copy is being sent to the person mentioned

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CMCnoun

communication by means of email, instant messaging, social media, etc.

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cookienoun

(computing) data that a web server sends to a browser and receives if the user visits the website again, used for identifying or tracking the user's activities

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clickstreamnoun

the chronological order by which a user clicks on the hyperlinks in a given website

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cybernautnoun

a person who is actively engaged in online communities and uses the internet a lot

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handlenoun

someone's username on an online forum or social media platform

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directorynoun

(computing) an area on a computer containing files that are necessary for keeping the computer organized

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domainnoun

the last characters of a website's address such as '.com', '.org', etc.

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hotspotnoun

a public place where a wireless internet connection is made available

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extensionnoun

a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters; the optional second part of a PC computer filename

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feednoun

a feature on a website that enables the users to be notified of the updated information without logging on the website

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to get throughverb

be in or establish communication with

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hotlinenoun

a direct phone line for emergency calls or calls between heads of governments

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cold-callingnoun

the practice of making an unexpected phone call or visiting someone in person in order to sell them goods or services

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hypertextnoun

a database format that contains links by which one can access related information on a display directly from that display

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internet of thingsnoun

the connection and exchange of data between everyday objects over the Internet

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landing pagenoun

(computing) the first webpage that appears in response to a click on a link

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threadnoun

a sequence of linked messages on social media, email, etc.

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to pingverb

to send a signal to a computer and wait for a reply as a way to test the connection

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to put throughverb

to connect a caller to the person to whom they want to speak

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newswirenoun

a type of service that gives subscribers the latest news through the internet or satellite

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to reachverb

to manage to contact someone by phone or radio

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to spoofverb

(computing) to send an email or spam to someone pretending to be someone else by forging their address

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trollnoun

(computing) someone who posts hostile, irrelevant, or offensive comments on a website or social media to annoy others

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to spamverb

to send an unwanted advertisement or message online, usually to a lot of people

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to bounceverb

(of an email) to fail to reach the destination and be sent back to the sender

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