|1||access||v.||/ˈæk sɛs/||to obtain; to gain entry||a. We accessed the information on the company’s Web site. |
b. You need a password to access your account.
|2||allocate||v.||/ˈæl əˌkeɪt/||to designate for a specific purpose||a. The office manager did not allocate enough money to purchase software. |
b. The architects must allocate enough space for the word processing department.
|3||compatible||adj.||/kəmˈpæt ə bəl/||able to function together||a. This operating system is not compatible with this model computer. |
b. Users of software applications want new versions to be compatible with current versions.
|4||delete||v.||/dɪˈlit/||to remove; to erase||a. The technicians deleted all the data on the disk accidentally. |
b. This button on the keyboard deletes the characters from the screen.
|5||display||n.; v.||/dɪˈspleɪ/||what is visible on a monitor; v. to show||a. The light on the LCD display is too weak. |
b. The accounting program displays a current balance when opened.
|6||duplicate||v.||/du plɪ kɪt/||to produce something equal; to make identical||a. I think the new word processing program will duplicate the success of the one introduced last year. |
b. Before you leave, please duplicate that file by making a copy on a floppy disk.
|7||fail||v.||/feɪl/||not to succeed; not to work correctly||a. The new printer failed to function properly. |
b. The power failed as we were downloading files.
|8||figure out||v.||/ˈfɪg yər/||to understand; to solve||a. By examining all of the errors, the technicians figured out how lo fix the problem. |
b. We figured out that it would take us at least ten minutes to download the file.
|9||ignore||v.||/ɪgˈnɔr/||not to notice; to disregard||a. When the director is working at the computer, she ignores everything around her. |
b. Don’t ignore the technician’s advice when connecting cables.
|10||search||v.; n.||/sɜrtʃ/||to look for; n. invesligation||a. The computer searched for all names that began with W. |
b. Our search of the database produced very little information.
|11||shut down||v.||/ʃʌt-daʊn/||to turn off; to cease operations||a. Please shut down the computer before you leave. |
b. We always shut down the air conditioning system on the weekend.
|12||warn||v.||/wɔrn/||to alert; to tell about a danger or problem||a. The flashing light warns the computer user if the battery is low. |
b. There is an electrical hazard warning on the back of most electronic equipment.