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jack
a female electronic fitting.


jaggies
the stair step-like distortion of text or an image, usually caused by enlarging or inadequate resolution of a display monitor or printer. A variety of graphics and paint programs may be used to “repair” jaggies.


Java
an image-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the mid 1990s. Java applets are small programs that a user may download from the Internet without fear of introducing viruses and run on a Web browser. Java applets often display active animation and other clever action-oriented functions.


JavaBean
a Java application component developed by Sun Microsystems written to serve the development of Java programs and determine how Java objects interact.


JavaScript
programming language developed by Netscape that allows Web designers to create interactive Websites. This might include the transmission of information from a site visitor to a host server.


Jaz drive
an external disk drive manufactured and marketed by Iomega corporation. Presently, the capacity of a Jaz disk is up to 2 gigabytes. In the fast moving field of computer technology, however, the capacity of a Jaz disk is almost certain to increase in the not-so-distant future.


joystick
a computer input device vaguely similar to a mouse, but with a far greater level of functioning, designed primarily for playing games. A joystick is a lever allowing a user the ability to point at images on a monitor, and in many applications, press a button on the top of the lever, firing a computer generated missile of some kind, thus destroying an on-screen target. Outside of the realm of gaming, the joystick can be a useful tool of function for people with disabilities.


JPEG
(Joint Photographic Experts Group) pronounced Jay-peg, sometimes written JPG, a popular file format for storing bitmap images. JPEG images are widely used on the World Wide Web because the format allows for easy file compression with minimal image distortion.


JPG
(Joint Photographic Experts Group) pronounced Jay-peg, sometimes written JPEG, a popular file format for storing bitmap images. JPG images are widely used on the World Wide Web because the format allows for easy file compression with minimal image distortion.


justify
to arrange text on a page so it conforms to a standard such as a consistent margin on one or both sides of the page.


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