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Definition of Terms: Faculty Loading

In Chapter 1 of your thesis  you will need to include definition of terms. This definition of terms will guide the readers of your study to easily understand some complicated words or jargons that you used on your study. The definition of terms is divided into two parts. The first one is the technical terms which usually cannot understand by a simple human, in this part you will include all of the jargons that you used on the study. The second one is the operational, this might vary because the definition here is made by the researchers or the proponents, the meaning will vary how they used that word on the study.

¬†This is definition of terms is used on thesis entitled “E Faculty Loading” by Information Technology Students. This is only a sample and overview on this part. Please do not copy.


Definition of Terms

The purpose of definition is to know the meaning of some technical and operational terms that will be helpful for better understanding of the proposed software.

Technical Terms

Below are the technical words used by the proponents. The goal of the technical terms is to define computer terms or words that some people who are not in the computer industry, do not understand and is not familiar with the terms used.

Application Software. It represents the collection of user processing activities that are prepared to use computer hardware.

Database. is a large collection of data organized specially for rapid search and retrieval.

Password. is a secret sequence of character that is used as an access code.

Programming Language. is an artificial language consisting of fixed vocabulary and sets of rules (called syntax) that you can use to create instructions for the computer to follow.

Software. written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system.

Operational Terms

Below are the operational terms used by the proponents with its definition to help readers understand the terms or words being used.

Ad hoc. is a Latin phrase meaning “for this”. It generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem or task, non-generalizable, and not intended to be able to be adapted to other purposes.

Administrator. Has control over configuration of the collections tool and user accounts.

Constituent. a part or component of a whole

Deficiencies. lack: the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable

Dynamic. Constantly changing, or generated on-demand. Not static.

Feasible. The state of being feasible or possible

Faculty. is a division within a university comprising one subject area, or a number of related subject areas

Interface. a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system.

Loading. fill or place a load on.

Redundancy. repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission.

Scheduler. often called a rota, is a list of employees who are working on any given day, week, or month in a workplace.

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