Wordlist: Computer - List 5

 

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    • programming language, programming languages(noun)
    • Definition:
      • code of reserved words and symbols used in computer programmes, which give instructions to the computer on how to accomplish certain computing tasks
    • Example:
      • They learn the programming language at university.
      • Synonym(s):
        computer language
    • programmer, programmers[ˈpɹəʊɡɹæmə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who designs software
    • Example:
      • She used to work as a programmer at a computing centre.
    • programme[ˈproʊɡræm](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to enter a programme or other instructions into a computer (or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task
    • Example:
      • His job is to programme the machines.
    • hacker, hackers[hækə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • one who is expert at programming and solving problems with a computer and therefore knows how to illegally enter a secured system
    • Example:
      • A hacker just got into our network and dowloaded some files.
    • computer virus, computer viruses(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a programme which can damage a system or data and can be transmitted between computers via network or removable storage generally without the knowledge or consent of the recipient
    • Example:
      • A computer virus caused my computer to break down.
    • virus protection(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a programme used to protect a computer system from viruses
    • Example:
      • Do you know a free virus protection software?
    • firewall, firewalls[faɪə.wɔəɫ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat
    • Example:
      • The firewall prevents the window from opening.
    • worm, worms[wɜːm](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a self-replicating programme that propagates widely through a network
    • Example:
      • Have you ever had a worm in your network?
    • bug, bugs[bʌɡ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a problem that needs fixing, especially in computing
    • Example:
      • The software bug led the computer to calculate 2 plus 2 as 5.
    • crash[kɹæʃ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to cause a task to terminate extraordinarily
    • Example:
      • Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.
    • error, errors[ˈɛ.ɹə(ɹ)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination
    • Example:
      • I need to find out what caused the error.
    • manual, manuals[ˈmænjuəl](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a booklet that instructs on the usage of a particular machine
    • Example:
      • I think I should read the manual before I set up my new computer.
      • Synonym(s):
        handbook
  • hotline
    • hotline, hotlines[ˈhɒtlaɪn](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the telephone line that is always staffed and able to give immediate assistance; its telephone number
    • Example:
      • If you've got any problems with the product, ring our hotline.
    • user, users[ˈuːzə(r)](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who uses a computer or a computing network, especially a person who has received a user account
    • Example:
      • Our network has three users.
    • user-friendly(adjective)
    • Definition:
      • designed to be easy for an untrained user to use; especially (for a computer system) having a uniform look and feel and standard widgets
    • Example:
      • The new operating system is very user-friendly.
    • application, applications[ˌæp.ləˈkeɪ.ʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a computer programme or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose
    • Example:
      • The iPhone application VR+ connects to major social networks.
    • word processing(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the act of processing and converting texts
    • Example:
      • The software company has just released a new word processor.
    • word processor, word processors(noun)
    • Definition:
      • software that provides word processing functions on a computer, typically including typeface selection, line justification and other formatting, pagination, and numerous other features
    • Example:
      • The word processor I am using is not very user-friendly.
    • database, databases[ˈdeɪtəbeɪs](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a collection of (usually) organised information in a regular structure, usually but not necessarily in a machine-readable format accessible by a computer
    • Example:
      • I have a database of all my contacts on my computer.
    • spreadsheet programme, spreadsheet programmes(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a software designed to process tables and charts
    • Example:
      • I donˈt have a spreadsheet programme on my computer.
    • installation, installations[ɪnstəˈleɪʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the act of setting up a new software or application on a computer
    • Example:
      • The installation could not be completed.
    • install[ɪnˈstəl](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to connect, set up or prepare something for use; to establish
    • Example:
      • I haven't installed the new operating system yet because of all the bugs.
      • Antonym(s):
        uninstall
    • run[ɹʌn](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to be operating or working normally
    • Example:
      • That computer runs twenty-four hours a day.
    • programme, programmes[ˈproʊɡræm](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task
    • Example:
      • I need a programme to create media presentations.
      • Synonym(s):
        application
 

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          computer virus
          a programme which can damage a system or data and can be transmitted between computers via network or removable storage generally without the knowledge or consent of the recipient
          hacker
          one who is expert at programming and solving problems with a computer and therefore knows how to illegally enter a secured system
          worm
          a self-replicating programme that propagates widely through a network
          programme
          to enter a programme or other instructions into a computer (or other electronic device) to instruct it to do a particular task
          word processor
          software that provides word processing functions on a computer, typically including typeface selection, line justification and other formatting, pagination, and numerous other features
          firewall
          the software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat
          application
          a computer programme or the set of software that the end user perceives as a single entity as a tool for a well-defined purpose
          virus protection
          a programme used to protect a computer system from viruses
          hotline
          the telephone line that is always staffed and able to give immediate assistance; its telephone number
          user-friendly
          designed to be easy for an untrained user to use; especially (for a computer system) having a uniform look and feel and standard widgets
          installation
          the act of setting up a new software or application on a computer
          programme
          a software application, or a collection of software applications, designed to perform a specific task
          error
          a failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination
          word processing
          the act of processing and converting texts
          crash
          to cause a task to terminate extraordinarily
           
           
           
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          hotline
          the telephone line that is always staffed and able to give immediate assistance; its telephone number
           
           
           
         
         

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