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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) is a term used to describe the means of creating transistors. The word complimentary relates to how they will produce a positive or negative charge. Transistors that are CMOS-based only use one charge per time so they are very efficient and are only in use when a charge goes through them. Processors that have these CMOS -based transistors can run incredibly fast without overheating and the CMOS memory in a computer (the part of the memory that remembers the date and time) runs on a such low power that a Lithium battery can sustain it for years.