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Unit 7 Developments


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augment
to extend/increase something
label
to mark something by particular key
relevant
important for particular topic / connected to particular topic
obtain
to get into a possession of something
combine
to mix something / get things together into one thing
tilt
ground that has a natural incline, as the side of a hill
broadband
a system that allows for large amounts of information to be sent at the same time and very quickly between devices
determine
to make something clear / to define its purpose
retrieve
to get something back / regain it
superimpose
to put something on top of something else
outdated
out of its freshness / too old
required
something that is needed / obligatory
compare
to correlate couple of things with each other, and define their differences
provide
to supply / to make something available
consist (of something)
to be made of something
overcome
to get over some issue
handheld
something easily transportable / easily held in hand or stored in pocket
diagonal
line connecting two furthest corners in rectangle
pinch
to clutch something (in this context in between fingers)
rapid
fast / quick
appropriate
something that matches / something that is expected
axes
plural of axis i.e. a central line in coordinates
protective layer
the overlay which covers the screen and protects it from damage
conductive coating
a coating used to reduce surface resistance and thus prevent the accumulation of static electric charges
non-conductive
the property of a material that doesn't allow electrical charges to go through it
electrostatic field
an electric field associated with static electric charges (constants in time)
voltage
a measure of the difference in electric potential between two points in space, a material or an electric circuit (expressed in volts)
electrical charge
the basic property of elementary particles of matter, designated positive, negative, or zero
feedback
return of a part of the output of a system or process to the input
capacitance
the property of a circuit element that permits it to store the electric charge
resistance
the physical property of a material to resist the conduction of electrical current
electrical circuit
an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
clarity
the state of being clear, free of impurity
scratch resistance
the ability to outlast damage caused by sharp objects
durability
the ability to withstand repeated use over a relatively long period
wear down
to break down or diminish through repeated use or attrition
surface acoustic wave
an acoustic wave traveling along the surface, showing us its elasticity
transducer
a device, like a microphone, that converts a signal from one form of energy to another
accoustic wave
a wave that transmits sound
seal
to close an entrance or container so that air or liquid cannot enter or leave it
payphone
a public telephone operated by coins or a phone card
transmit
to send (a signal), as by wire or radio
conductivity
the ability or power to conduct or transmit electricity; the reciprocal of electrical resistivity
up-to-date
being in accord with the latest ideas, improvements, or styles
capacitor
a device for accumulating electric charge, usually consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by a dielectric
conversely
in a contrary way; on the other hand
energy-efficient
using little electricity, gas, etc.
moisture
water or other liquid diffused as vapour or condensed on or in objects
contaminant
substance that makes something impure or unclean by contact or mixture
reflective
capable of or producing reflection (easily seeable when a light shines on it)
orientation
position or positioning with relation to the points of the compass or other specific directions
lens
a piece of glass or other transparent material, used to converge or diverge transmitted light and form optical images
prototype
one of the first units manufactured of a product, which is tested so that the design can be changed if necessary before the product is manufactured commercially
dimension
the number of coordinates required to locate a point in space
approximate
to obtain a result that is not exact but is near enough to the correct result for some specified purpose
superimpose
to set or place on or over something else
rugged notebook computer
a laptop designed to withstand rough treatment or use in rough conditions
hard disk
a rigid magnetic disk fixed permanently within a drive unit and used for storing computer data
hinge
a device for holding together two parts such that one can swing relative to the other
essential
the most basic and important
resilience
ability to return to the original form after being bent, compressed, or stretched
regenerative capability
ability to repair itself after being damaged
compress
to make something smaller by pressing it
twist
to alter in shape by turning
torsion
the force that causes twisting
strike
to touch something with sudden force
oscillate
to change regularly in strength, shape or direction
conductive material
a substance that allows electricity to go through it
alloy
a metal that is made by mixing two or more metals, or a metal and another substance
fluidity
the quality of being not solid and able to flow
elasticity
the ability to stretch and change its shape
aerial
a structure made of metal rods or wires that receives or sends out radio or television signals
tune
to adjust a receiving device so as to receive the signals of a particular wavelength
bend
to make something curved
subject something to a force
to make something affected by a specified force
pull
to apply a force in order to move or stretch something
press
to apply a force in order to squeeze or make something smaller
vibrate
to move back and forth slightly and quickly
electromagnetic radiation
form of radiation that is produced by oscillating electric and magnetic fields
stretch
to cause a material to become longer or wider than usual as a result of pulling at the edges
radiation
the process in which energy is emitted as particles or waves
fibre optic line
a single instance of a cable that transmits light
optical cable
a cable that contains multiple light transmitting links
fibre optic core
a main part of fibre optic line which transmits light
cladding
a part of fibre optic line that prevents any refraction while passing data
buffer coating
a component that encapsulates one or more optical fibers and provides mechanical isolation
relay system
an electronic device that receives a signal and makes it stronger
diameter
the width of a circular or cylindrical object
substantially
to a large degree
data capacity
an amount of data that is passing through a specified medium in a particular period
distorted
a signal that was unintentionally changed from intended form
cross-talk
phenomenon by which a signal transmitted on one channel of a transmission system creates an undesired effect in another channel
long-haul link
a type of link that allows transmitting data on large distances e.g. undersea cables
carton
a box made from thick cardboard for storing goods
warehouse
a large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to shops
unauthorized
not having official permission or approval
tanker
a ship or vehicle that is built to carry liquid or gas
near miss
a situation in which something almost hits something else
server
a computer program or a device that provides functionality for other programs or devices, called "clients"
jet engine
an engine that produces power by pushing out gases at high speed
capacitive touch screen
a type of touch screen that works by sensing the electrical properties of the human body instead of pressure
encrypt
to change electronic information or signals into a secret code
resistive touch screen
a type of touch screen composed of two flexible sheets coated with a resistive material and separated by an air gap or microdots
RFID
a tag used to find the position of a product using radio signals