Internet Terminology

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Vector graphics
creation of digital images through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a given two-dimensional or three-dimensional space.

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VGA - Video Graphics Array
display system on PC's introduced in 1987 by IBM. The maximum resolution depends on the number of colors displayed. You can choose between 16 colors at 640 x 480 pixels, or 256 colors at 320 x 200 pixels.

Virtual hosting
provides a customer who wants a Web site with: domain name registration assistance, multiple domain names that map to the registered domain name, an allocation of file storage and directory setup for the Web site files (HTML and graphic image files), e-mail addresses, and, optionally, Web site creation services.

Virtual printer
is a file that contains attribute values that describe the data stream for a particular printer. This virtual printer definition must exist for the print queue to work properly.

Virtual tour
is a panoramic video simulation of a particular place that is viewed online. The virtual tour is usually a collection of images that are played in sequence and viewed like a video. Various effects and sound can also be added to the presentation.

is short for virtual private network which is a network that is constructed by using public wires to connect nodes. For example, there are a number of systems that enable you to create networks using the Internet as the medium for transporting data. These systems use encryption and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the network and that the data cannot be intercepted.

VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language)
a language for describing three-dimensional (3-D) image sequences and possible user interactions with them. Using VRML, you can build a sequence of visual images into Web settings with which a user can interact by viewing, moving, rotating, and otherwise interacting with an apparently 3-D scene.

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