About TechTerms.com

TechTerms.com is a free online dictionary of computer and Internet terms. The original site launched in 2005 and has been growing ever since. TechTerms.com definitions are available via the web as well as from mobile apps for iOS and Android.

The goal of TechTerms.com is simple — to make technical terms easy to understand. Instead of using advanced terminology, TechTerms.com definitions are written in simple everyday language. We believe that defining computer terms is helpful, but explaining terms with examples is even better. Therefore, most definitions on TechTerms.com include real-life examples of how the term is used.


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Tech Factor

Terms defined in the Tech Terms Computer Dictionary range from simple to advanced. Each definition includes a "Tech Factor" rating from 1 to 10. Terms with low tech factors are basic terms that are well-known, while terms with high tech factors are more advanced and are not used as often. Visit the Tech Factor page to learn more about the specific ratings.

Help Center

If you have questions about using the TechTerms.com website or mobile apps, please visit the Help Center where you can find answers to frequently asked questions. If you have other inquiries or would like to suggest a term, please contact us.