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Topic: COMPUTERS


hacker

noun
     
hack‧er [countable]
TD informalTD someone who secretly uses or changes the information in other people's computer systems:
A hacker had managed to get into the system.
hacking noun [uncountable]
the threat of hacking and computer viruses
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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
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