1. access n., the ability or right to enter or use; V., to obtain; to entry
a. You can't gain access to the files unless you know the password.
b. We accessed the information on the company's web site.
2. allocate V., to designate for a specific purpose
a. The office manager did not allocate enough money to purchase software.
b. The software architect did not allocate enough memory for the sound card to work in your computer.
3. compatible adj., able to function together
a. This operation system is not compatible with this model computer.
b. Users of software applications want new versions to be compatible with current versions.
4. delete V., to remove; to erase
a. The technicians deleted all the data on the disk accidentally.
b. This button on the keyboard deletes the characters from the screen.
5. display n., what is visible on a monitor;V., to show
a. The light on the LCD display is too weak.
b. The accounting program displays current balance when opened.
6. duplicate V., to produce something equal; to make identical
a. I think the new word processing program will duplicate the success of the one introduced last year.
b. Before you leave, please duplicate that file by making a copy on the CD-ROM.
7. failure n., an unsuccessful work or effort
a. Your failure to inform us about the changed password cost the company a day's work.
b. The repeated failure of her printer baffled the technician.
8. figure out V., to understand; to solve
a. By examining all of the error, the technicians figured out how to fix the problem.
b. We figured out that it would take us at least ten us at least ten minutes to download the file.
9. ignore V., not to notice; to disregard
a. When the director is working at the computer, she ignores everything around her.
b. Don't ignore the technician's advice when connecting cables.
10. search n., investigation ; V., to look for
a. Our search of the database produced very little information.
b. The computer searched for all name that began with W.
11. Shut down V., to turn off; to cease operations
a. Please shut down the computer before you leave.
b. We always shut down the air conditioning system on the weekend.
12. warning n., an alert to danger or problems
a. The red flashing light gives a warning to users that the battery is low.
b. Flashing images on a web page are warning to attract users' attention.