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Firewall

A combination of hardware and software that separates a LAN into two or more parts for security purposes.

Floating Point Number
  • A method of representing an approximation of a real number in a way that can support a wide range of values. The numbers are, in general, represented approximately to a fixed number of significant digits (the significand) and scaled using an exponent.
  • A real number (that is, a number that can contain a fractional part).
Font

A set of type of one particular face and size.

FTP

A very common method of moving files between two Internet sites. FTP is a special way to login to another Internet site for the purposes of retrieving and/or sending files. There are many Internet sites that have established publicly accessible repositories of material that can be obtained using FTP, by logging in using the account name anonymous, thus these sites are called anonymous ftp servers.

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