e-Xplore Words
A B [C] D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9
Word Description

CAA V5  n

Component Application Architecture Version 5, an open development platform that enables third party software developers to integrate their solutions with Dassault Systèmes' PLM portfolio

to cache  v

to preload data and/or code into buffers to cut down the need for disk access in order to speed up processing

cadence  n

a rhythm or measure of sth rhythmic

to calibrate  v

to make fine adjustments or to divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

Call Forwarding Busy  

a way of rerouting a call to another telephone when the dialled line is engaged

Call Waiting  

a way of letting you know that someone else is calling when you are using your telephone

CAN bus  n

short for controller-area network bus; a rugged, digital serial bus designed for industrial environments

captivated  adj

strongly attracted, charmed

capture  n

(the process and result of) collecting and recording data to make a lasting representation of sth

to care  v

to be concerned or interested


CAD software mainly applied in mechanical and electrical engineering


Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application

cave  n

grotto, underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground

to cease  v

to stop, to quit, to discontinue

cell  n

the crossing of a row and a column in a spreadsheet; a small unit serving as part of a larger system

certification  n

process and result of validating the authenticity of sth or confirming the truth of certain stated facts

CFR  n

Code of Federal Regulations

challenge  n

new or difficult task that tests sb's ability and skill

to channel  v

to flow, to be transmitted

to be charged with  v

to be appointed to do sth, to be responsible for doing sth

chase  n


to check sth out  v

to inspect, to look over, to verify

to choke  v

to strangle, to suffocate, to reject input

to chug  v

to run or work slowly seemingly without a determined goal

circle  n

ring, ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length

circumstance  n

situation, context; condition

to circumvent  v

to find a way of overcoming or avoiding

to cite  v

to quote

clash  v

to be incompatible; to be or come into conflict

clichéd  adj

containing a lot of cliches or expressions that have been so often used that their original effectiveness has been lost

cluster  n

1. a grouping of a number of similar things
2. a group of things of the same type that grow or appear close together

cog  n

tooth on the rim of a gear wheel; figurative for: "the wheels of bureaucracy"

coin-op  adj

operated by coins

collaboration  n

act of working together

collaborative  adj

accomplished by cooperation

colon ':'  n

the symbol used to indicate a range of cells, e.g. A1:A12 or B1:L1; read: '(the range of) A1 (down) to A12', or '(the range of) B1 (along, or up) to L1'. (Note: Division is indicated by means of a slash '/' in spreadsheet formulas.)

column  n

a vertical arrangement of numbers or strings one above another

comfort  n

a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

commodity  n

articles of commerce, trade goods

compartment  n

one of the sections into which the hold of a ship is divided by water-tight bulkheads

competition  n

1. company that supplies similar products as compared to one's own products
2. a business relation in which two parties rival to gain customers

competitive  adj

able to do as well as or better than others

complementary  adj

additional and coordinated

compliance  n

agreement, result of acting according to a set of rules

compliance (with sth)  n

action in accordance with a request or command

to comply with  v

to follow, to adhere, to abide

to compromise  v

to lower significant standards in order to expose sth/sb to an attack

concept  n

an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

conception  n

an idea or plan that exists in the mind as a product of mental activity; the creation of sth in the mind

to conceptualise (BE) / to conceptualize (AE)  v

to form an idea of something in mind

concurrent  adj

simultaneous, parallel

condition  n

a state at a particular time; information that should be considered when making a decision

conditional statement  n

a line of code written as part of a computer program, which defines a condition

to conduct  v

to carry out

configurable  adj

customisable, adaptable to specific needs

configuration  n

the equipment and programs that form a computer system and the way that these are set up to run

to configure  v

to arrange computer hardware or software to make it work in the way the user prefers

to conflict  v

if two ideas, beliefs, stories, etc. conflict, it is not possible for them to exist together or for them both to be true

conjunction  n


conscious  adj


consequential  adj

following as a consequence, result, or logical inference

considerable  adj

significant, important

consideration  n

sth that affects a decision

consistent  adj

unchanging, always keeping to the same pattern or style

consistent (with)  adj

in agreement with

to consolidate  v

to bring together

constraint  n

1. a rule or condition that specifies a parameter, eliminates randomness or limits freedom
2. (auxiliary) condition, restriction, limitation

to construe  v

to interpret; to assign a meaning to

contemporaneous  adj

occurring in the same period of time

content  n

information within media

continuously  adv

going on without stopping or being interrupted

to control  v

to influence sth skilfully; to have a firm understanding or knowledge of sth

controlling law (law)  n

the laws of the state which will be relied upon in interpreting or judging disputes involving a contract or other document. Agreements usually state as one of their provisions that the controlling law will be that of a particular state.

conveyor  n

a tool for carrying objects from place to place, often by means of belts or rollers

coolant  n

a fluid agent (liquid or gas) that produces cooling; esp. one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another

cord  n


corporate  adj

referring to a company

corporate concern  n

the business of big companies

corporate headquarters  n

general or main office of a company

court  n

an assembly of judges who administer justice

CPU  n

processor, central processing unit

to crank out  v

to produce in a routine or monotonous manner

creepiness  n

an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on the skin

critical  adj

extremely important because a future situation will be affected by it

CRM  n

customer relations management, client relationship management


computer role-playing game

curious  adj

eagerly interested in learning more (sometimes about other's concerns)

currency  n

up-to-dateness; topicality

cursor  n

a pointer or indicator consisting of a movable spot of light (an icon) on a visual display; moving the cursor allows the user to point to commands or screen positions

to customise (BE)/ customize (AE)  v

to adapt a product to fit the customer's needs

cyan  n

a bluish green