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 computers

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 computer.

program
build

Building a computer 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 computer.

hack, hack into

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

fix

technicians who fix computers

upgrade
COMPUTER + VERB
run, work
hold sth, store sth

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

crash, freeze
shut down
be down, be up

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

say

My computer 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 computer model is used to predict forces affecting the aircraft in flight.

printout
virus, worm
crime
security
glitch

The problem was caused by a computer 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 computer time.

PREPOSITION
on (a/the) computer

It's all stored on the computer.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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