Office Technology


affordable /əˈfɔːdəbl/
(adj) cheap enough for most people to buy
Example: The company's first priority was to find an affordable phone system

as needed
as needed /'æz'ni:did/
(adv) 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
(v) be responsible for
Example: He appointed someone to be in charge of maintaining a supply of paper in the fax machine

capacity /kəˈpæsəti/
(n) 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 /ˈdjʊərəbl/
(adj) likely to last for a long time
Example: These chairs are more durable than the first ones we looked at

initiative /ɪˈnɪʃətɪv/
(v) the ability to decide and act on your own without waiting for somebody to tell you what to do
Example: Employees are encouraged to take the initiative and share their ideas with management.

physically /ˈfɪzɪkli/
(adv) 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 /prəˈvaɪdə(r)/
(n) a person or an organization that supplies somebody with something they need
Example: The deparment was extremely pleased with the service they received from the phone provide.

recur /rɪˈkɜː(r)/
(v) to happen again
Example: The managers did not want that particular error to recur

reduction /rɪˈdʌkʃn/
(n) an act of making something 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
(v) Have the newest informatiion
Example: In this industry, you must stay on top of current developments

stock /stɒk/
(n) a supply of goods that is available for sale
Example: The employees stocked the shelves on a weekly basis