Lesson 9 – Electronics

Lesson 9 – Electronics

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No.Word IPASoundMeaningExample
1diskn./dɪsk/ an object used to store digital informationa. I lost the floppy disk on which I had saved my school assignment, so now I have to start all over again.
b. It is important to make a backup disk of all documents on your computer.
2facilitatev./fəˈsɪl ɪˌteɪt/ to make easiera. The new 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.
3networkn.; v./ˈnɛtˌwɜrk/ an interconnected group or system; v. to connect; to broadcast over a radio or TV; to engage in informal communicationa. There is a network of women professionals that meets once a month for drinks.
b. We networked my assistant’s computer to mine, so that we can easily share files.
4popularityn./ˌpɒp yəˈlær ɪ ti/ the state of being widely admired, sought, or accepleda. After the new commercials began running, the popularity of the batteries increased significantly.
b. This brand of computers is extremely popular among college students.
5processn.; v./ˈprɒs ɛs/ a series of operations or actions to bring about a result; v. to put through a series of actions or prescribed procedurea. There is a process for determining why your computer is malfunctioning.
b. I’ve processed the data I collected and have gotten some interesting results.
6replacev./rɪˈpleɪs/ to put back in a former place or position; to take the place ofa. I’ve replaced the hard drive that was malfunctioning.
b. We have been looking for three months and we’ve found no one who can replace our former administrator.
7revolutionn./ˌrɛv əˈlu ʃən/ a sudden or momentous change in a situation; a single complete cyclea. There has been a revolution in the workplace since computers Decame available for every employee.
b. My CD player is broken; the disk cannot make a complete revolution around the magnet.
8sharpadj./ʃɑrp/ abrupt or acute; smarta. There was a sharp decline in calls to the help desk after we upgraded each employee’s computer.
b. The new employee is extremely sharp, being able to learn the new program in a few days.
9skillsn./skɪl/ a developed abilitya. 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.
10softwaren./ˈsɔftˌwɛər/ the programs for a computera. This new software allows me to integrate tables and spreadsheets into my reports.
b. Many computers come pre-loaded with software.
11storagen./ˈstɔr ɪdʒ/ the safekeeping of goods or informationa. The double-sided disk has storage room for up to SOO megabytes of data.
b. The sensitive electronic equipment must be kept in temperature-controlled storage.
12technicaladj./ˈtɛk nɪ kəl/ special skill or knowledgea. The newspaper article on the development of new fiber-optic cables was so full of technical language that only an electrical engineer could understand it.
b. The computer can only be repaired by someone with technical knowledge.