a facility that converts programs developed with higher-level languages (source code) into machine language (object code).
amount of time required to get data from one point to another.
Local area networks (LAN)
computers linked into a network in a small geographic area and widely used for sharing data, software, and hardware.
identifying ways in which system components will work together to accomplish the desired result.
designation for programming languages that are easy for a computer to use; examples are machine and assembly languages.