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Word Booster: Electronics in Action

By Sophie Nadel, Writer’s Tips Editor


Technology becomes more advanced with every day that goes by. New computers, new games, and new phones are produced at extraordinary rates. Demand for technology is increasing, too, as everybody uses machines to facilitate daily life. Here are some high-tech words to keep up with technology:

Cache: (noun) a computer memory with very short access time
Henry stored his computer files in the cache to keep them organized.

Malfunction: (verb) to function imperfectly or badly
Linda was angry when her PC malfunctioned and deleted the file she was working on.

Digital: (adjective) characterized by electronic and computerized technology
My high-tech watch showed me a digital representation of my heart rate.

Network: (noun) a system of computers connected by communications lines
Ben logged onto his company’s communication network and wrote an email to his boss.

Process: (verb) to take in and organize for use in a variety of ways
When Addie programmed, her code was processed so that it could be read by the computer.

Virtual: (adjective) being on or simulated on a computer or computer network
Catherine’s favorite video games were the ones in which she could explore a virtual fantasy world.

(Definitions from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)