Office Technology


affordable /əˈfɔːrdəbl/
(adjective) cheap enough that people can afford to pay it or buy it
Example: The company's first priority was to find an affordable phone system

as needed
as needed /'æz'ni:did/
(adverb) In need
Example: The service contract states that repairs will be made on an as-needed basis

be in charge of
be in charge of /bi ɪn tʃɑːrdʒ əv/
(verb) be responsible for
Example: He appointed someone to be in charge of maintaining a supply of paper in the fax machine

capacity /kəˈpæsəti/
(noun) the number of things or people that a container or space can hold
Example: The new conference room is much larger and has a capacity of one hundred people

durable /ˈdʊrəbl/
(adjective) likely to last for a long time without breaking or getting weaker
Example: These chairs are more durable than the first ones we looked at

initiative /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/
(noun) a new plan for dealing with a particular problem or for achieving a particular purpose
Example: Employees are encouraged to take the initiative and share their ideas with management.

physically /ˈfɪzɪkli/
(adverb) in a way that is connected with a person’s body rather than their mind
Example: The computer screen is making her physically sick.

provider /prəˈvaɪdər/
(noun) a person or an organization that supplies somebody with something they need or want
Example: The deparment was extremely pleased with the service they received from the phone provide.

recur /rɪˈkɜːr/
(verb) to happen again or a number of times
Example: The managers did not want that particular error to recur

reduction /rɪˈdʌkʃn/
(noun) an act of making something less or smaller; the state of being made less or smaller
Example: The outlet store gave a 20 percent reduction in the price of the shelves and bookcases

stay on top of
stay on top of /steɪ ɑːn tɑːp əv/
(verb) Have the newest informatiion
Example: In this industry, you must stay on top of current developments

stock /stɑːk/
(noun) a supply of goods that is available for sale in a shop
Example: The employees stocked the shelves on a weekly basis