Meaning of COMPUTER in English

COMPUTER

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ fast , high-speed , powerful

▪ sophisticated , state-of-the-art

▪ desktop , hand-held , laptop , mobile , notebook , palmtop , portable , tablet , touch-screen , wearable , wireless

▪ home , personal

the market for home ~s

▪ office

▪ mainframe , networked , remote

▪ analogue/analog , digital , parallel

▪ on-board

VERB + COMPUTER

▪ access , operate , run , use

▪ switch off , switch on

▪ log off , log onto

▪ boot up , start up

▪ shut down

▪ reboot , restart

▪ crash

It's awful when a virus crashes your ~.

▪ program

▪ build

Building a ~ has many benefits over buying one.

▪ install

▪ link , network

Computers can be networked using modems and telephone lines.

▪ hold sth on , store sth on

The data is all held on ~.

▪ hack , hack into

He hacked (into) the school ~ with the principal's password.

▪ fix

technicians who fix ~s

▪ upgrade

COMPUTER + VERB

▪ run , work

▪ hold sth , store sth

The ~ stores data in a buffer until the printer can accept it.

▪ crash , freeze

▪ shut down

▪ be down , be up

The ~s are all down (= not functioning) at the moment.

▪ say

My ~ says that the hard drive is corrupted.

COMPUTER + NOUN

▪ network , program , system

▪ equipment , hardware , software

▪ language

▪ science , technology

▪ industry

▪ keyboard , monitor , screen , terminal , etc.

▪ file

▪ chip

▪ animation , game , graphics , model , simulation

A ~ model is used to predict forces affecting the aircraft in flight.

▪ printout

▪ virus , worm

▪ crime

▪ security

▪ glitch

The problem was caused by a ~ glitch.

▪ literacy , skills

▪ consultant , engineer , expert , hacker , programmer , scientist , technician , user

▪ geek , nerd

▪ whizz/whiz

▪ company , industry , manufacturer

▪ lab ( informal ), room

▪ time

Such a large sorting operation can take up a lot of ~ time.

PREPOSITION

▪ on (a/the) ~

It's all stored on the ~.

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