Lex Cyberia

Cyber Glossary

Cyberlaw dictionary is an alphabetical reference guide to technical and legal terms related to the Internet. The site you are now browsing contains over 500 definitions of words drawn from Standard Internet English including technical terms and their meanings. Our aim is to explain basic technical jargon of cyberspace to those who are not familiar with its jargon. We've given preference to terms that are widely used, like modem or bandwidth, and to those that describe new concepts specific to the Internet experience such as phishing or sexting.

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can be used as a noun or a verb. As a noun, a data storage reserve where information may be held and called up quickly. As a verb, cache means to store data temporarily until it is called upon by a user. Web browsers cache pages so they do not need to be downloaded from the Internet each time you access the page. Cached data is stored temporarily in a computer’s main memory or a specially designated memory storage space within the microprocessor.