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Part: 6 “Houston, We've Got a Problem” > Glossary Speak Like a Geek: The Comple... - Pg. 324

Glossary Speak Like a Geek: The Complete Archive 324 See Also CD-RW (CD-ReWritable). CD-ROM (Compact Disk Read-Only Memory) A storage technology that uses the same kind of discs you play in an audio CD player for mass storage of computer data. A single disk can store more than 600MB of information. Pronounced "see-dee-rahm." CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) A CD drive that can write data to a CD-RW disc and erase data from the disc. Unlike CD-R discs, which can be recorded to only once, CD-RW discs are reusable making them useful for storing backups. cell The box formed by the intersection of a row (1,2,3 ... ) and column (A,B,C ... ) in a spreadsheet. Each cell has an address (such as B12) that defines its column and row. A cell can contain text, a numeric value, or a formula. central processing unit See CPU (central processing unit). chat To talk to another person by typing at your computer. What you type appears on the other person's screen, and what the other person types appears on your screen. You can chat on the Internet or an online service such as America Online. click To move the mouse pointer over an object or icon and press and release the mouse button once without moving the mouse. client Of two computers, the computer that's being served. On the Internet or on a network, your