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Connectivity is the property of a device such as a PC, peripheral, PDA, mobile phone, robot, home appliance, or car that enables it to be connected, generally to a PC or another device without the need of a PC - autonomously. A Device can be taken to mean: an electrical device designed to carry power, but not use it. ... The tower of a personal computer. ... A peripheral is a type of computer hardware that is added to a host computer, in order to expand its abilities. ... Palm IIIxe PDA Personal digital assistants (PDAs or palmtops) are handheld devices that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ... A humanoid robot playing the trumpet In practical usage, a robot is a mechanical device which performs automated physical tasks, either according to direct human supervision, a pre-defined program, or a set of general guidelines using artificial intelligence techniques. ... A major appliance is a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, food preservation, or cleaning, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. ... An automobile is a wheeled vehicle that carries its own motor. ... The tower of a personal computer. ... Autonomy is the condition of something that does not depend on anything else. ...

The term connectivity is also used in Graph theory, where it extends the concept of adjacency and is essentially a form (and measure) of concatenated adjacency. See Glossary of graph theory. A diagram of a graph with 6 vertices and 7 edges. ... One major problem that has plagued graph theory since its inception is the lack of consistency in terminology. ...

Computer connector

A computer connector is any connector used within computers or to connect computers to networks, printers or other devices. Generally, these connectors have specific names that provide more precise identification, and use of those names is encouraged. Some common computer connectors are D-subminiature, edgecard, Centronics, USB, FireWire, BNC, RJ-11, and various pin and socket designs on 0.100 inch and 2 mm pitches. Most computer connectors are electrical or optical. A computer is a device or machine for processing information according to a program — a compiled list of instructions. ... It has been suggested that networking be merged into this article or section. ... A computer printer is a computer peripheral device that produces a hard copy (permanent human-readable text and/or graphics, usually on paper) from data stored in a computer connected to it. ... The D-subminiature or D-sub is a common type of electrical connector used particularly in computers. ... A Centronics connector (Top) Centronics is a manufacturer of dot matrix computer printers formerly based in Hudson, New Hampshire. ... Type A USB connector Dual images of the two Type B USB connectors, mini and full size, side and front view, compared with a U.S. 5¢ piece (nickel) in both images for scale. ... A 6-Pin FireWire 400 connector FireWire (also known as i. ... BNC can refer to one of the following: A BNC connector, a type of cable jack. ... RJ stands for registered jack. ... An electrical connector is a device for joining electrical circuits together. ... Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices that interact with light. ...

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SIU SOM Histology INTRO (5924 words)
Connective tissue is derived from mesenchyme (unlike most epithelial tissue which is derived from ectoderm and endoderm).
Connective tissue may be distinguished as either loose or dense, depending on the proportion of fibers.
Dense elastic connective tissue is found wherever the elasticity of elastin is of paramount importance, as in the ligamentum flavum (flavum refers to the yellow color conferred by the elastin) and the aorta.
Connective tissue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (341 words)
Connective tissue is any type of biological tissue with an extensive extracellular matrix and often serves to support, bind together, and protect organs.
Loose connective tissue or Areolar connective tissue holds organs and epithelia in place, and has a variety of proteinaceous fibers, including collagen and elastin.
Reticular connective tissue is a network of reticular fibers (fine collagen) that form a soft skeleton to support the lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, bone marrow, and spleen.)
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