ICT Glossary – Some Important Terms Related To ICT


1. WiMAX

WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. It is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard that aims at WMANs (Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks). Hence it aims to provide wireless data communication over long distances in different ways, including point to point link and full mobile cellular type access.

2. Wireless Local Loops (WLLs)

Wireless Local Loops technology supports fixed wireless systems. It provide several MHz of bandwidth that can be used for high speed Internet access and data transfer in addition to the basic telephone service.

3. WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network. A WAP browser is a web browser for mobile devices such as mobile phones that uses the protocol.


A workstation   is a powerful  desktop  computer   designed  to  meet  computing   needs  of engineers,   architects,   and other  professionals   who  need  greater  processing   power,  larger  storage,  and  better  graphics  display  facility  than what  normal  PCs  provide.   For  example,   workstations   are  used  commonly   for  computer-aided    design  (CAD), simulation  of complex  scientific  and engineering   problems,  visualization   of results of simulation,  and multimedia applications  such as for creating  special  audio-visual  effects  in movies  or television  programs.

5. WAIS (Wide area information server)

An information service used to search through cast quantities of information normally on the internet. The user provides keywords and information is returned which matches the users query.

6. Write Protect

A file or disk is write protected to prevent anyone accidentally or intentionally changing the contents. A write protected file can only be read.


1. Y2K (Year 2000)

An abbreviation used to signify the problem that many operating systems and application programs will not work properly after the year 2000. This is because the programs have been written using 2 characters to signify the year (95, 96, 98 etc.) not taking the century into consideration. 00 will represent year 2000 and the programs will process this year as if its occurs before any other (as 00 is less than 95).


1. ZIF Socket (Zero insertion Force)

The processor in most modem PC’s sits in what is called a ZIF Socket. The idea is that it is easy to insert a new chip. A lever is pulled to get the chip out, plug in the new chip and throw the lever to lock it in place.



ICT Glossary – Some Important Terms Related To ICT

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