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Back-end

May 20, 2020

Back-end refers to the part of an application that performs an essential task not apparent to the user.

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Backward compatible

May 20, 2020

If software is backward compatible, it is compatible with earlier versions of the same software. For example, the Microsoft word-processing program Word 2010 can read files created in the 2003 version of the same program, so it is backward compatible.

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Bandwidth

May 20, 2020

Bandwidth refers to the maximum amount of data that can travel a communications path in a given time, usually measured in seconds.

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