What are the most important computer terms I should know?

Updated: 10/11/2021 by Computer Hope
Computer term and definition

There are thousands of abbreviations, terms, and words that are associated with computers, we should know, we currently have over 15,000 terms listed in our computer dictionary. However, trying to read every definition would take too much time and not all are going to be related to what you may be interested in learning. So, we've created the following table of the top 10 computer terms based on visitors to each page, grouped into each of the major computer categories.

Top Apple terms

Apple command key

Top AI terms


Top battery terms

Dell laptop battery

Top business terms

ViewSonic Projector

Top camera terms

Computer webcam

Top phone terms

SD Cards

Top certification terms

A+ certification

Top chat terms


Top color terms

Examples of colors

Top database terms


Top disc terms


Top electronics terms

Vacuum tubes

Top e-mail terms


Top floppy terms

Floppy diskette

Top game terms

Logitech Freedom Joystick

Top hardware terms


Top hard drive terms


Top HTML terms


Top Internet terms


Top keyboard terms

Scroll lock

Top measurement terms

Computer Bit and Byte

Top memory terms

Primary storage

Top modem terms

External computer modem

Top motherboard terms

CMOS battery

Top mouse terms

Computer Mouse

Top network terms

Ring topology

Top operating system terms

Windows logo

Top power terms


Top printer terms


Top processor terms

FinFET Device Schematic

Top programming terms


Top scanner terms

Flatbed scanner

Top security terms

Computer Virus

Top SEO terms


Top computer slang


Top software terms

Computer file

Top sound terms

HyperX Cloud headset with microphone

Top spreadsheet terms

Formula in Microsoft Excel

Top tape drive terms


Top typography terms

Uppercase text

Top video card terms

HDMI cable

Top word processor terms

Google Docs logo