In programming, a symbol that stores a piece of information whose value can vary based on conditions or user selections. As in the following where the variable $c is equal to $a + $b
$c = $a + $b;
A method of creating graphics that allow the piece to be scaled (larger or smaller) without losing any sharpness or quality. Ideal for print media. Programs such as Flash and Shockwave use Vector graphics, whereas Photoshop and Windows Paint create Bitmap or Rastar Graphics.
A software program or script that can replicate itself without any human intervention. Virus can also be nasty. Some viruses have been known to delete files, reduce processing power and very recently, reboot your computer for you every 60 seconds. Typically viruses spread by attaching themselves to other programs or files on your computer system (such as email) and then spread through automated delivery.
Acronym for : Virtual Reality Modeling Language. A web based language capable of displaying and creating 3d effects.