computer

computer
com|put|er
W1S1 [kəmˈpju:tə US -ər] n
an electronic machine that stores information and uses programs to help you find, organize, or change the information
A message flashed up on my computer screen .
recent problems with hospital computer systems
on computer
The information is stored on computer.
by computer
Shoppers can send in their orders by computer and pick up their goods later.
computer software/program/application
the latest computer software
computer games (=games that you play on a computer) for children
the use of computer graphics (=pictures and images created by computers) in film
the development of computer technology
the computer industry
a huge global computer network
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WORD FOCUS: computer
people who work with computers: user, programmer, web designer, IT person, software engineer, (systems) analyst, administrator, webmaster, helpdesk, techie (informal), geek (disapproving informal)
someone who tries to break into a computer system: hacker, cracker
things you do with your computer: start up/power up your computer
open a file or document
enter information
click on an icon
cut and paste pieces of text
copy files or programs
scroll up and down the page
delete things you do not want
download files or pictures from the Internet
burn CDs or DVDs
close a file or document
save your work
shut down your computer
computer problems: bug, virus, error, corrupted file/data, crash, worm
See also: Internet, email, personal computer, laptop, palmtop, PDA
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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