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Unit 2 Language Lesson Terms

document

noun

Unit 2 — IT Lesson

Definition
A piece of work created with an application, as by a word processor.

Example
It is common to save a document on your hard drive.

duplicate

noun

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
Being the same as another; a copy.

Example
I want to make a duplicate of your letter. Can I copy it?.

install

verb

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
Put software on the hard drive.

Example
When you buy a new computer, you will need to install software for things like word processing and e-mail.

legal permission

phrase

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
Written consent to do something.

Example
To use that information on your Web site, you will have to get legal permission.

rearrange

verb

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
Arrange again in a different way.

Example
You can rearrange the files by sorting them alphabetically.

settings

noun

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
Preferences for how the computer or the software application will run.

Example
The settings on our computer are adjustable, so, for example, you can change the screen saver as you like.

transfer

verb

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
To move something from one place to another.

Example
It is common to transfer files from one computer to another. People who share legal music files transfer the files from their personal computer to another person's computer.

updated

adjective

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
The most recent version of a software application or operating system, usually with added features.

Example
It’s helpful to have the updated version of the software because there are often new improvements.

window

noun

Unit 2 — Language Lesson

Definition
The view seen on your computer screen.

Example
When you open the window on your screen, you can see the information pop up.