Lex Cyberia

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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Video adapter

sometimes called video card, a plug-in circuit board that gives a computer video display capabilities. The ability of a computer to produce video will depend not only on the adapter but the monitor as well. Most video cards contain some memory so the computer.s RAM is not called upon to store im-ages. A video adapter allows the computer to display both text and graphics. Some also offer the user a choice of resolutions.