Lesson 7 – Offices Technology

Lesson 7 – Offices Technology

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1affordableadj./əˈfɔr də bəl/ able to be paid for; not too expensivea. The company’s first priority was to find an affordable phone system.
b. Obviously, the computer systems that are affordable for a Fortune 500 company will not be affordable for a small company.
2as neededadv./nid/ as necessarya. The courier service did not come every day, only as needed.
b. The service contract states that repairs will be made on an as-needed basis.
3be in charge ofv./kəˈpæs ɪ ti/ to be in control or command ofa. He appointed someone to be in charge of maintaining a supply of paper in the fax machine.
b. Your computer should not be in charge of you, rather you should be in charge of your computer.
4capacityn./kəˈpæs ɪ ti/ the ability to contain or hold; the maximum that something can hold or doa. The new conference room is much larger and has a capacity of one hundred people.
b. The memory requirements of this software application exceed the capacity of our computers.
5durableadj./ˈdʊər ə bəl/ sturdy, strong, lastinga. This printer is so durable that, with a little care, it will last another five years.
b. These chairs were more expensive, in the long run, but also more durable.
6initiativen./ɪˈnɪʃ i ə tɪv/ the first step; an active rolea. Employees are encouraged to take the initiative and share their ideas with management.
b. Our technology initiative involves an exciting new database system 6nd will help us revolutionize our customer service.
7physicaladj./ˈfɪz ɪ kəl/ perceived by the sensesa. The physical presence of a computer expert is better than telephone support.
b. The memory capacity of a computer doesn’t correlate to its physical size.
8providern./prəˈvaɪ dər/ a suppliera. The department was extremely pleased with the service they received from the phone provider.
b. As your health service provider, we want to make sure you are happy and satisfied with the service you are receiving.
9recurv./rɪˈkɜr/ to occur again or repeatedlya. The subject of decreasing sales recurs in each meeting, sometimes several times.
b. The managers did not want that particular error to recur.
10reductionn./rɪˈdʌk ʃən/ a lessening; a decreasea. The outlet store gave a 20 percent reduction in the price of the shelves and bookcases.
b. The reduction in office staff has made it necessary to automate more job functions.
11stay on top ofv.  to know what is going on; to know the latest informationa. In order to stay on top of her employees’ progress, she arranged weekly breakfast meetings.
b. In this industry, you must stay on top of current developments.
12stockn.; v./stɒk/ a supply; v. to keep on handa. The office’s stock of toner for the fax machine was quickly running out.
b. The employees stocked the shelves on a weekly basis.