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@Work 2010.10.20
Hello again! Here's the flip side of yesterday's edition. Now, in a world already chock-a-block with unnecessary jargon, you have to ask yourself, why can't computers simply be “turned on” and “turned off”?!
Today's Lesson
 
SHUT DOWN (a computer)   (コンピュータの)電源が切れる、電源を切る
Explanation
When talking about computers:

To shut down is to close all applications and turn off, or to cause a computer to do this.
コンピュータについて言う場合:

shut down とは、全てのアプリケーションが閉じて電源が切れる、または、電源を切る、という意味です。
SHUT DOWN (a computer)
examples
1 Should I shut down my computer when I leave the office or keep it on?
2 The computer can be programmed to shut down after a set time.
3 (on the phone)
a:  Tech help. Can I help you?
b:  Yes. I was doing some data input when my computer just shut down suddenly. And now I can't boot it back up.
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