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Unit 7 Language Lesson Terms

automatically

adverb

Unit 7 — Language Lesson

Definition
Able to operate independently of human control.

Example
My e-mail program checks for new mail automatically as soon as I turn on my computer. I don’t need to instruct it to check for new mail.

basic

adjective

Unit 7 — Language Lesson

Definition
Providing the base or starting point from which something can develop; the main parts.

Example
When you know basic word processing, you can easily write a document.

click

verb

Unit 7 — Language Lesson

Definition
To tap on a mouse button, pressing it down and then immediately releasing it.

Example
It is likely that you will click on your mouse hundreds of time in an hour. You need to click on the mouse to control actions on the computer.

in progress

phrase

Unit 7 — Language Lesson

Definition
Happening or being done now.

Example
The download is in progress and should be complete in a few minutes.

request

noun

Unit 7 — Language Lesson

Definition
An act of asking for something; the thing asked for.

Example
To make a request on Google, just type in a topic and the results of the search will appear in a list.

shows up

verb

Unit 7 — Language Lesson

Definition
Appears.

Example
After you click on the link, the Web site shows up.