domingo, 20 de septiembre de 2009

Some words related with my career.

Last class, my English teacher explained me how to classify words, evaluating their characteristics to do it, and I learned to interpret all information that a dictionary gives me about the kind of word that I searched.

Here are some words, which I didn't know their meaning or that I wanted to know better:

  • Semiconductor [sèmmee kən dúktər, sèmmī kən dúktər]
(plural semiconductors)

Partially conductive solid: a solid material that has electrical conductivity between that of a conductor and an insulator.

-Semiconducting, adjective.
-Semiconduction, noun.
-Semiconductive, adjective.
-Semiconductivity, noun.

  • Transistor [tran zístər]
(plural tran·sis·tors)

Solid-state electronic device: a small low-powered solid-state electronic device consisting of a semiconductor and at least three electrodes, used as an amplifier and rectifier and frequently incorporated into integrated circuit chips.

  • Teleconferencing [tèllə kónfərənssing, tèllə kónfrənssing]

Videoconferencing using telephone lines: a system of videoconferencing that uses a restricted band of frequencies and allows participants to be connected by telephone lines.

-Teleconference, noun intransitive verb.

  • Skill [skil]
(plural skills)

Ability to do something well: the ability to do something well, usually gained through training or experience.

Something requiring training to do well:
something that requires training and experience to do well, e.g. an art or trade.

-Skilled, adjective.
-Skillless, adjective.
-Skilllessness, noun.

  • Wireless [wrləss]

Without wires: lacking wires.

Using radio signals: using radio signals rather than wires.

Using cell phone technology: describes communications systems and devices that make use of cell phone technology.
  • wireless networks
  • wireless headphones

  • noun
    (plural wirelesses
    -wirelessly, adverb

    All definitions were taken from Microsoft® Encarta® 2008. © 1993-2007 Microsoft Corporation.

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