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BCS Glossary of Computing and ICT 13th edition by BCS Academy Glossary Working Party

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B4 OUTPUT

Other terms and concepts relating to output are to be found in Section A3 (for elements of print), Section A5 (for sound), Section A12, Section B5 and Section D3 (for communications) and Section A13 (for control).

We give instructions and data to computers. The computer uses the instructions as computer programs to process the data to produce results, which are known as output. The results may be of various forms, sound, text and diagrams, data for external storage, messages to control equipment or to send or receive emails and access the internet. They may be dynamic images, visible on a computer screen, or static, such as those produced by a printer.

The output devices attached to the computer system make the output usable. The two ...

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