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Can you name these computer science terms, one for each letter of the alphabet?

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AA procedure or sequence of coded actions to accomplish a specific task
BThe data transfer rate or transmission capacity of a computer network
CA general term for a collection of networked data centers available to many users over the Internet
DThe process of identifying and removing errors from software or hardware
EHardware or software that enables one computer system to mimic or behave like another computer system
FA network security system that monitors and controls incoming and outgoing network traffic
GA three-letter acronym for a type of interface that allows users to interact with a device via visual indicators
HThe base-16 number system
IThe repetition of a process or sequence of code
JAn object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems
KA program that is the core of a computer's operating system, with complete control over everything in the system
LA file that records the events that occur in an operating system or other software program
MAny program designed to cause damage to a computer, server, client, or network
NAn empty or valueless variable or pointer
OSoftware development by a public community rather than a single vendor
PA programming language published in 1970 and named for a 17th century French mathematician
QAn abstract data type representing a a First-In-First-Out (FIFO) collection of items
RNon-volatile memory typically used to store firmware
SA data type representing any finite sequence of characters
TA unit of storage equal to 1,024 gigabytes
UAn industry standard for consistent encoding & representation of the text for most of the world's writing systems
VA data item containing a value that may change, based on conditions or information passed to the program
WA type of loop used in many programming languages that repeats a section of code until a condition is met
XA human- and machine-readable markup language defining a set of rules for encoding documents
YA class of software bugs related to the formatting of dates beginning in the year 2000
ZThe file extension of an archive file format that supports lossless data compression

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