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Glossary

Unit 3 Language Lesson Terms

affects

verb

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
To produce an effect upon; influence.

Example
What other people say about a product affects my opinion of that product. If people say a product is good, I will be influenced by what they say.

digital music player

phrase

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
A type of peripheral used to listen to and record music.

Example
Digital music players are popular with people of all ages. It's great to listen to music from CDs and MP3s.

goods

noun

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
Something manufactured or produced for sale.

Example
Many computer goods are made in Japan. Products like televisions and DVD players are often made there.

keep track of

verb

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
To record information.

Example
This PDA will keep track of addresses and phone numbers.

record

noun

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
A piece of information or a description of an event that is written on paper or stored on a computer.

Example
It is important to keep a record of your computer purchases. It is useful to have the information for future reference.

red lights

noun

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
The stop lights at an intersection that are coloured red.

Example
The red lights at an intersection mean that a car must stop and not enter the intersection.

signals

noun

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
A series of electrical or radio waves that are sent to a radio or television in order to produce a sound, picture, or message.

Example
Digital signals are either zero or one.

translated

verb

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
Turn from one set of symbols into another.

Example
The information is translated into either analogue or digital signals.

warehouse

noun

Unit 3 — Language Lesson

Definition
A structure or room for the storage of merchandise or commodities.

Example
Before most items reach a retail store, they are kept in a warehouse because a warehouse can hold a large amount of goods.