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Week 4 - Technology


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computerisation
the process of changing a system to one that uses or is managed by computers
connection
something tha joins or connects two or more things
data
facts or information used to calculate, analyse, or plan something
device
an object, machine, or piece of equipment that has been made for some special purpose
function
the special purpose or activity for which a thing exists or is used
gadget
a small, useful device
keyboard
the set of keys that are used for a computer or typewriter
keypad
a set of keys or buttons for entering information into a calculator, telephone, etc.
laptop
a small computer that is designed to be easily carried
memory
the part of a computer in which information is stored
monitor
a device that shows information or images on a screen
patent
an official document that gives a person or company the right to be the only one who makes or sells a product
program
a set of instructions that tell a computer what to do
prototype
an original or first model of something, from which other models are copied or developed
remote control
a small device that is used to operate electronic equipment from a distance by using electronic signals
silicon chip
a small piece of technology that controls electronic gadgets and tells them how to operate
telecommunications
the technology of sending and receiving signals, images, information, etc., over long distances (e.g. by phone, TV, etc.)
vision
a clear idea of what should happen or be done in the future
wireless connection
a way of connecting devices to each other, the internet, etc., without the need for cables
contribution
something that is contributed or given
disposal
the act of disposing of something or throwing something away
erosion
the gradual destruction of something by natural forces (such as wind, water, or ice)
exclusion
the act of excluding someone or something
identification
the act of finding out who something is or what something is
reaction
the way someone acts of feels in response to something that happens, is said, etc.
removal
the act of removing something or taking something away
substitution
the act of substituting or replacing one thing or person for another
compact
using little space and having parts close together
computerised
something which has been changed to allow management, control or use by a computer
cutting-edge
something which is considered to be very new and innovative
cyber
to do with computers and their associated devices
dated
coming from or belonging to a time in the past: old fashioned or out-of-date
digital
using or characterised by computer technology
labour-saving
something which saves effort or work
the latest
something that has only just been released; the most recent version of something
portable
something which can be moved from one place to another easily
state-of-the-art
something which is considered to be the best in its class
up-to-date
including or based on the latest information, methods, etc.
user-friendly
something which is easy for people to use or operate
virtual
existing or occurring on computers or on the internet
identical
the same as something else
logical
agreeing with the rules of logic; sensible or reasonable
mechanical
of or relating to machinery
medical
of or related to the treatment of diseases and injuries
physical
existing in a form you can touch or see
psychological
of or relating to the study of the mind
technical
relating to the practical use of machines or science in industry, medicine etc.
access
a way of being able to use or get something
connect
to join with or become joined with something else (e.g. a computer, the internet, etc.)
download
to move or copy (a file, program etc.) from a usually larger computer system (or the internet) to another computer or device
display
to show something
envisage
to picture something in your mind
operate
to use and control
revolutionise
change in a dramatic, substantial or significant way
scroll
to move text or images of a web page, document, etc., or to the side of a computer screen so you can see it
speculate
to think about something and make guesses about it
store
to put something in a place where it is available and kept safe; to place information in a person's or computer's memory
surpass
to be better or greater than someone or something
contribute
to give (money, goods or time) to help a person, group, cause, or organisation
dispose
to get rid of; to throw away
erode
to gradually destroy something or be destroyed by natural forces (such as wind, rain, or ice)
exclude
to leave out or not include something
identify
to know or say who someone is or what something is
react
to behave in a particular way when something happens, is said, etc.
remove
to move or take something away from a place
substitute
to change one thing for another