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FAQs
frequently asked questions; widely used with Usenet newsgroups.

Feedback
appropriate communication related to performance of data/information flow process.

Felt need
the initial state of system development, when someone feels that a change should be considered.

Field
an individual category or item of interest in a file.

Fifth-generation programming language (5GL)
uses artificial intelligence and natural language to include reasoning strategies.

File
a collection of fields and records.

File access
a method of locating files, such as directly or sequentially.

File organization
the relationship between a record and its location within a file.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
a method of transferring files from one computer to another.

Firewall
security method for preventing unauthorized access into an organization's intranet.

Formatting
software capability of changing the appearance of data, such as underlining or centering a group of words.

Forms processing software
software with special capabilities related to use of forms, such as designing, completing, and transmitting forms electronically.

Front-end processor
using a separate processor to coordinate input/output activities and thus reduce the activities performed by the main processor.

Full duplex
a communications channel over which data transmissions can travel in both directions simultaneously.