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computer
 
a programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly
 
computer game
 
an electronic game, especially a game played using a general purpose computer (as opposed to a game console)
 
computer science
 
the study of computers and their computer architecture, computer language, and applications, in all aspects, as well as the mathematical structures that relate to computers and computation
 
computer scientist
 
a person that works in the field of computer science
 
expert
 
a person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject
 
notebook
 
a rather small notebook computer, a class of laptop computer
 
processor
 
a device which processes and changes something; a computer, especially short for a microprocessor
 
memory
 
the part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM)
 
boot
 
to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap
 
switch on
 
to turn a switch to the on position in order to start or enable a device
 
switch off
 
to turn a switch to the off position in order to stop or disable a device
 
input
 
something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process
 
output
 
data sent out of the computer, to an output device such as a monitor or printer
 
key
 
one of several small, usually square, buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, most of which generally correspond to a particular character
 
keyboard
 
a set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
 
type
 
to enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard
 
mouse
 
an input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display
 
mousepad
 
a pad, with an enhanced surface to assist the operation of a display pointer
 
information
 
things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something
 
a piece of information
 
 
 
  • computer
    • computer, computers[kəmˈpjuːtə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly
    • Example:
      • Almost every office has computers nowadays.
  • computer game
    • computer game, computer games(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an electronic game, especially a game played using a general purpose computer (as opposed to a game console)
    • Example:
      • The kid got some new computer games.
    • computer science(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the study of computers and their computer architecture, computer language, and applications, in all aspects, as well as the mathematical structures that relate to computers and computation
    • Example:
      • He wants to study computer science at university.
      • Synonym(s):
        computing
  • computer scientist
    • computer scientist, computer scientists(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person that works in the field of computer science
    • Example:
      • Two computer scientists are employed in our department.
    • expert, experts['ɛkspɜː(r)t](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person with extensive knowledge or ability in a given subject
    • Example:
      • We called in several experts on the subject, but they couldn't reach an agreement.
  • notebook
    • notebook, notebooks['nəʊtbʊk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a rather small notebook computer, a class of laptop computer
    • Example:
      • I've got a notebook to do some work at home.
      • Synonym(s):
        laptop
    • processor, processors[ˈpɹəʊˌsɛsə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a device which processes and changes something; a computer, especially short for a microprocessor
    • Example:
      • This computer has two processors, but only one keyboard.
      • Synonym(s):
        central processing unit, CPU
    • memory, memories[ˈmɛməɹi](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM)
    • Example:
      • This data passes from the CPU to the memory.
    • boot[buːt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap
    • Example:
      • Upon arriving at work, the first thing I do is boot my machine.
    • switch on(phrasal verb)
    • Definition:
      • to turn a switch to the on position in order to start or enable a device
    • Example:
      • Switch on the computer so we can access the internet, please!
      • Synonym(s):
        turn on
    • switch off(phrasal verb)
    • Definition:
      • to turn a switch to the off position in order to stop or disable a device
    • Example:
      • Did you switch off my laptop?
      • Synonym(s):
        turn off
    • input, inputs[ˈɪnpʊt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process
    • Example:
      • Your input could not be processed!
      • Antonym(s):
        output
    • output, outputs['aʊtpʊt](noun)
    • Definition:
      • data sent out of the computer, to an output device such as a monitor or printer
    • Example:
      • A six page output was sent to the printer.
      • Antonym(s):
        input
  • key
    • key, keys[kiː](noun)
    • Definition:
      • one of several small, usually square, buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, most of which generally correspond to a particular character
    • Example:
      • Press the Escape key.
  • keyboard
    • keyboard, keyboards[kiˈbɔ˞d](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
    • Example:
      • Use your keyboard to navigate.
  • type
    • type['taɪp](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard
    • Example:
      • Could you type that interview for me, please?
  • mouse
    • mouse, mice[maʊs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display
    • Example:
      • I've just bought a wireless mouse.
      • Synonym(s):
        computer mouse
  • mousepad
    • mousepad, mousepads['maʊspæd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a pad, with an enhanced surface to assist the operation of a display pointer
    • Example:
      • Move your mouse over the mousepad.
    • information[ˌɪnfəˈmeɪʃən](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something
    • Example:
      • I need some more information about this issue.
    • a piece of information(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • When did you get that latest piece of information?
 

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expert
notebook
processor
memory
boot
input
output
key
keyboard
type
mouse
mousepad
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        information
        things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something
        output
        data sent out of the computer, to an output device such as a monitor or printer
        switch off
        to turn a switch to the off position in order to stop or disable a device
        computer game
        an electronic game, especially a game played using a general purpose computer (as opposed to a game console)
        memory
        the part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM)
        computer scientist
        a person that works in the field of computer science
        computer science
        the study of computers and their computer architecture, computer language, and applications, in all aspects, as well as the mathematical structures that relate to computers and computation
        boot
        to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap
        a piece of information
        input
        something fed into a process with the intention of it shaping or affecting the outputs of that process
        switch on
        to turn a switch to the on position in order to start or enable a device
        mousepad
        a pad, with an enhanced surface to assist the operation of a display pointer
        computer
        a programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly
        notebook
        a rather small notebook computer, a class of laptop computer
        keyboard
        a set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
         
         
         

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        key
        one of several small, usually square, buttons on a typewriter or computer keyboard, most of which generally correspond to a particular character
        keyboard
        a set of keys used to operate a typewriter, computer etc
        computer
        a programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly
        computer scientist
        a person that works in the field of computer science
        mousepad
        a pad, with an enhanced surface to assist the operation of a display pointer
        type
        to enter text or commands into a computer using a keyboard
        mouse
        an input device that is moved over a pad or other flat surface to produce a corresponding movement of a pointer on a graphical display
        computer game
        an electronic game, especially a game played using a general purpose computer (as opposed to a game console)
         
         
         
         

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