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Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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a hardware output device used to produce a hard copy of a text or image oriented document. Printers are available in color or black and white. Printer resolution has improved greatly over the years as costs have continued to fall. Among the printer types available are the daisy wheel, where the actual printing mechanism is similar to the IBM Selectric typewriter with its ball and wheel paper striking device; the dot matrix; the ink jet; the laser printer, de-signed for high resolution, the high-speed line printer that produces low quality output; the LCD and LED, both high resolution devices and the thermal printer such as might be found with older copy or fax machines. Some printers, such as the line and daisy wheel, are capable of producing text-only documents. Hewlett Packard, Cannon, and Epson are among the many companies manufacturing low-cost, high-speed quality printers capable of many functions.