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BOOLEAN SEARCH/OPERATOR: Internet Dictionary Word of the Day

Boolean Search/Operator:

A search using the words ‘and’, ‘or’, and ‘not’ to find a word or combination of words using an Internet search engine; operator: a word such as ‘and’, ‘or’, or ‘not’ used in a Boolean search on the Internet.

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AUTHENTICATION / AUTHENTICATED SENDER: Internet Dictionary Word of the Day


Someone who has authenticated with the server (usually with a username and password) and is allowed to send something, usually mail.

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ALGORITHM: Internet Dictionary Word of the Day


A set of mathematical rules that search engines use to rank the search results once a user has entered in a keyword (or keywords) when performing an online search. In other words, it is a method of ranking the Web site listings contained within its index.

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Confusing Internet Terms Explained

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Internet dialogue gets used every day and can be quite confusing if you do not fully understand what it means. Below are some terms that the Tranquility team most commonly receives questions about and what they mean or  do.

What is that?

  • Browser – Common browsers include Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari. These programs display websites and allow you to access and retrieve information from the Internet.
  • URL (Uniform Resource Locator) – Also known as your web address, web browsers use this formatted text string as a shortcut to locate websites in the World Wide Web.
  • Address Bar – Located in the upper portion of the browser, this is where you type the URL address for websites. The address bar also displays the website you are currently visiting.
    This is an example of an address bar.

    This is an example of an address bar.

  • Search Engine – This is the term for resources like Google, Bing, and Yahoo that scan the Internet using keywords entered into a search box. The search engine then finds and displays web pages that contain or are related to those keywords.
  • OS (Operating System) – Common examples of an OS are Windows 8 for PC and iOS7 for the iPhone. Basically, the OS is a software program responsible for allowing communication between the computer hardware and the software. A computer and the programs installed on it are essentially useless without an OS.

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LAN connection

A LAN connection, or local area network connection, is a network of interconnected computers in a close geographic area (such as a home or office) using network media. The computers on the network can share files, programs and printers.

LAN port

A LAN port is an opening on a piece of computer network hardware used to connect a computer to a network using a wire. It is also known as an Ethernet port, network connection or network port.


Mbps, or megabits per second, is a measure of data transfer speed. It is often used to measure Internet network transmissions, so products with a higher Mbps yield a faster Internet speed.

computer network

A computer network is an interconnected collection of computers and other hardware (such as routers and printers) that can communicate and share resources and information.

guest network

A guest network is a small section of a computer network that is used by temporary visitors. Typically, it provides a full connection to the Internet but restricts the visitor’s access to internal websites, files and hardware usage. It also protects the computers on the network from being infected by malicious software applications that may exist on the visitor’s computer.

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