Study the following
definitions and examples.
the ability or right to enter or use; v.,
to obtain; to gain entry
You can't gain
access to the files unless you know the password.
We accessed the
information on the company's web site.
to designate for a specific purpose
The office manager
did not allocate enough money to purchase software.
architect did not allocate enough memory for the sound card to work in your
able to function together
system is not compatible with this model computer.
Users of software
applications want new versions to be compatible with current versions.
to remove; to erase
deleted all the data on the disk accidentally.
This button on the
keyboard deletes the characters from the screen.
what is visible on a monitor; v., to show
The light on the LCD
display is too weak.
program displays a current balance when opened.
to produce something equal; to make
the new word processing program will duplicate the success of the one
introduced last year.
Before you leave,
please duplicate that file by making a copy on the CD-ROM.
7 failure n.,
an unsuccessful work or effort
Your failure to
inform us about the changed password cost the company a day's work.
The repeated failure
of her printer baffled the technician.
figure out v.,
to understand; to solve
By examining all of
the errors, the technicians figured out how to fix the problem.
We figured out that
it would take us at least ten minutes to download the file.
not to notice; to disregard
When the director is
working at the computer, she ignores everything around her.
Don't ignore the
technician's advice when connecting cables.
investigation; v., to look for
Our search of the
database produced very little information.
searched for all names that began with W.
shut down v.,
to turn off; to cease operations
Please shut down the
computer before you leave.
We always shut down
the air conditioning system on the weekend.
12 warning n.,
an alert to danger or problems
The red flashing
light gives a warning to users that the battery is low.
Flashing images on a
web page are warnings to attract users' attention.