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Glossary

Unit 1 Language Lesson Terms

application

noun

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Definition
A computer program that performs a specific task.

Example
Word-processing software is a type of application.

device

noun

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Definition
A mechanism designed to serve a special purpose or perform a special function.

Example
A printer is a type of device that prints documents from your computer.

image

noun

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Definition
A vivid or graphic representation or description.

Example
The designer uses images on the Web site such as photos, illustrations, and charts.

inappropriate

adjective

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Definition
Not suitable for a circumstance or situation.

Example
It’s inappropriate for government Web sites to use commercial advertisements because the government should not endorse products.

organise

verb

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Definition
To arrange by systematic planning and united effort.

Example
The textbooks are organised by category, such as hardware or software.

storage

noun

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Definition
A place for saving something; a device to hold and retain data.

Example
It is important to have a hard drive with a lot of room for storage so that you can save many files and download many programs.