the following definitions and examples.
n., an object used to store digital information
a. The head of the optical disk reader was
b. Rewritable compact discs are more expensive
than read-only CDs.
2. facilitate v., to
a. The computer program facilitated the
scheduling of appointments.
b. The director tried to facilitate the
transition to the new policy by meeting with all staff who would be affected.
3. network v., to
connect; to broadcast; n., an interconnected group or system over a radio or
TV; to engage in informal communication
a. The recent graduate networked with her
b. We set up a new network in my office to
4. popularity n., the
state of being widely admired, sought, or accepted
a. After the new commercials began running, the
popularity of the batteries increased significantly.
b. This brand of computers is extremely popular
among college students.
5. process v., to
put through a series of actions or prescribed procedure; n., a series of
operations or actions to bring about a result
a. I've processed the data I collected and have
gotten some interesting results.
b. There is a process for determining why your
computer is malfunctioning.
6. replace v., to
put back in a former place or position; to take the place of
a. I've replaced the hard drive that was
b. We have been looking for three months and
we've found no one who can replace our former administrator.
7. revolution n., a
sudden or momentous change in a situation; a single complete cycle
a. We see a revolution in the computer field
almost every day.
b. My CD player is broken; the disk cannot make
a complete revolution around the magnet.
8. sharp adj., abrupt
or acute; smart
a. There was a sharp decline in calls to the
help desk after we upgraded each employee's computer.
b. The new employee proved how sharp she was
when she mastered the new program in a few days.
9. skill n., a
a. The software developer has excellent
technical skills and would be an asset to our software programming team.
b. Salman's job as designer of electronic tools
makes good use of his manual dexterity skills.
10. software n., the
programs for a computer
a. This software allows me to integrate tables
and spreadsheets into my reports.
b. Many computers come pre-loaded with
11. store v., to
a. You can store more data on a zip drive.
b. We store the master disks in the fireproof
12. technically adv., with
specialized skill or knowledge
a. Technically speaking, the virus infected
only script files.
b. The office was finally up-to-speed