Unit 11: Vocabulary

Please study the 20 vocabulary terms below. Then press the Mark Complete button to continue.
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binder
a cover to hold loose papers and sheets together in place
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The CVs of the most promising candidates were filed in a binder and presented to the head of the department.
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calculator
an electronic device used for making mathematical operations, such as ​​addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
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Most businesses nowadays use software with calculating functions, but it's still good to keep a manual calculator around.
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calendar
a booklet or chart showing the days, weeks, and months of the year, used for keeping track of time and a schedule
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She had her assistant mark all of her appointments in her calendar.
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desk organizer
a container used to hold small loose items that are used on a work surface, such as pens, pencils, paperclips, and papers
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I noticed your desk is always full of clutter, have you considered using a desk organizer?
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envelope
a flat, sealable paper container used to encase letters or loose papers and items, and can be different sizes
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Upon starting his new job, Ralph received an envelope containing some on-boarding material.
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extension cord
an electric cable with one or sometimes several power outlets, permitting the simultaneous use of numerous electric devices at some distance from a fixed power outlet, sometimes also referred to as power strip
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There are not enough power outlets in this office, please remind me to buy an extension cord.
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flipchart
a large pad of papers where pages can be turned over at the top, used primarily for presentations
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During the team meeting our boss used a flipchart to visualize and emphasize her key points.
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highlighter
a brightly colored, transparent marker pen with a broad tip that can be used on top of text to mark certain words or passages
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When reading, it really helps to use a highlighter to mark the most important sections of the text.
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holepunch
a tool to create holes in sheets of paper, so they may be filed in a ring binder
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If you want to file those papers, you may use the holepunch on my desk.
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notepad
a small booklet with blank or lined pages used for marking down information
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On the first day of her internship, she was told to simply bring a pen, a notepad, and a good attitude.
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notice board
a panel or wall used for posting public messages and announcements
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The new office policy may be found on the notice board.
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paperclip
a small flexible piece of wire or plastic bent into loops, used to fasten loose sheets of paper together
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I have too many loose papers, I wish I had a paperclip to keep them all together.
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printer
a device that takes text or graphics from a digital source and transfers them to paper, thereby creating a hard copy
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If you want to print something you will need to connect your computer to the printer first.
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ruler
a tool to measure the length of objects in either centimeters or inches, as well as to draw straight lines
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Sandy prefers to draw her ideas on paper, so she keeps a ruler on her desk at all times.
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Sharpie
a brand name oftentimes used synonymously with permanent marker pens, often comes in different colors
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During the brainstorming session, Brian mistakenly used a Sharpie to draw on the whiteboard, thereby ruining it.
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staple
a small piece of wire that can puncture several sheets of paper and is bent in a way to attach them together
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I made a mistake when using the new stapler and got a staple in my thumb.
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sticky notes
small square paper notes with an adhesive strip on one side with the purpose to be temporarily stuck to any surface to prominently feature one’s memos
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Her wall was covered in sticky notes, serving as reminders for tasks that needed doing.
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tape
a narrow strip of adhesive material, used to attach items to one another or fasten something
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Please use the tape to seal the boxes before stowing them away.
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whiteboard
a rectangular drawing surface mounted on a wall and often used during office meetings and presentations
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Be careful not to write on the whiteboard with permanent marker because it cannot be wiped off.
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WiFi router
a device that forwards internet connection to all connected devices through wireless radio signals
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If the WiFi isn't working, try turning the WiFi router off and on again to see if it solves the problem.
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