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bihunsedap
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:16:46 PM

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The table width is narrow. The cpu can't be put in vertical and has to put it tilt to one side.

"Why the cpu put like that?" my son asked.

"The table is narrow. I have to put it tilt." I said.

How to say the cpu position just like in the picture?
palapaguy
Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:27:30 PM

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"Tilt" means an angle from vertical. It doesn't apply if the picture shows a horizontal table surface.

In the normal case of a horizontal surface, one would say the CPU is put (placed) "at an angle."

By CPU do you mean laptop computer? They are not the same thing.
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:54:55 PM

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It's not tilted. It's turned.

(At least, that's what the picture seems to show.)

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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:37:22 PM

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palapaguy wrote:
"Tilt" means an angle from vertical. It doesn't apply if the picture shows a horizontal table surface.

In the normal case of a horizontal surface, one would say the CPU is put (placed) "at an angle."

By CPU do you mean laptop computer? They are not the same thing.


CPU is 'Central Processing Unit - the main motherboard chip inside either PC or laptop
TMe
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:57:10 AM

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'Since the base area of CPU is larger than that of surface of the table, I have to align it to stabilize it.' IMO

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TMe
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:58:45 AM

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'Since the length of base area of CPU is larger than width of the table, I have to align it to stabilize it.' IMO

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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:18:48 AM

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I would say, "I need to turn it", or "I need to angle it".
You could also say, "It needs to be turned/angled" to be stable.


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 7:47:47 PM

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I don't think a little boy would really know "base area", "align", and "stabilise".
Perhaps "It won't fit straight across, I have to put it on a slant."

ChrisCK is right. CPU is one little part of a computer - whether it's a laptop or PC.

This CPU is probably 10cm x 12cm x 1cm or smaller.



What is shown in the original post looks like the computer case. This contains the CPU, Memory cards, removable disk drives, audio card, video card, power supply, cooling fans . . .



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bihunsedap
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 3:05:03 AM

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Thanks all.
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 3:11:53 AM

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No doubt the Integrated Circuit unit is a small part of CPU. An IC unit is as shown in the picture.



This part of mother-board.



The CPU shown by the poser is full unit and he is referring to the whole composite unit which includes mother-board, disc, Rams, DVD case, Hard Disc and power supply unit. This can be inferred from the comparative size of table and the CPU.







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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 3:36:44 AM

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As has already been said by DragOnspeaker and ChrisCK the CPU is only one small component of a computer.

The assembly in your picture TMe is often called by a number of synonyms, a computer case, chassis or tower unit are quite commonly used names.

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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 6:08:48 AM

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This, once again, can be a territory-dependent terminology, but in some parts of the world and specially for the people who are non-engineers, a CPU may mean the whole box (as shown in images by TMe) in day-to-day conversation. It may not be correct, but it is commonly understood. People are ignorant.


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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 11:48:57 AM

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The moment the power supply unit starts supplying power circuits of CPU come alive. All the on-board devices, the voice unit, the mother-board , the ICs , the hard-disk, the processor and the memory cards work in harmony to send signals to the monitor and produce the anticipated result. This whole process is done by a composite unit called “the Central Processing Unit”.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:00:25 PM

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srirr wrote:
This, once again, can be a territory-dependent terminology, but in some parts of the world and specially for the people who are non-engineers, a CPU may mean the whole box (as shown in images by TMe) in day-to-day conversation. It may not be correct, but it is commonly understood. People are ignorant.

Thanks srirr.

I had never heard anyone call the whole unit "a CPU" before.
To me, that's a bit like saying "I rode to work on my pedal this morning."
The pedal is the bit which drives the bicycle, but it's not the whole thing.

The Central Processing Unit is the main (central) processing part of the whole computer, but not the whole thing - it can be one large Integrated Circuit (IC) or a few small ones.


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Romany
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:18:25 PM
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Drago - I have heard the whole thing referred to as the CPU in non-native-English-speaking countries. And while I'm sure bihunsedap now has seen that there are places where that seems strange - it doesn't help with his question, I don't think.

He wanted to know about the verb "tilt". NK suggests 'turned' while Palapaguy suggested "at an angle" - though I'm wondering if a little boy would understand this English phrase. I think I would say "I have to put it like that because the shelf's too small/narrow" What do you say?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 2:26:33 PM

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Yes - My first comment (before we got into the whole thing about CPU) was:

Quote:
I don't think a little boy would really know "base area", "align", and "stabilise".
Perhaps "It won't fit straight across, I have to put it on a slant."


Maybe even 'slant' is beyond his vocab. I'm not sure how old he is. "Like that" is a good idea.

EDITED to add:
As someone said early on, "tilt" is not correct.
"Tilted" or "on a tilt" means "not horizontal or vertical". That unit show in the image is standing vertical.



"Slanted" or "on a slant" or "at an angle" means "not aligned parallel or normal to other lines". It can mean 'tilted', but is not limited to that.


The bristles on this brush show a vertical line - the end of the brush is not tilted.
However, they are not parallel to, or at right angles to, the brush. They are slanted.

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palapaguy
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 8:23:12 PM

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One more comment: The title of this thread, "I have to put it tilt." is not grammatically correct. One would say "I have to tilt it."
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:05:22 AM

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I don't think a little boy would really know "base area", "align", and "stabilise".

DragOn sir assumed the son to be a little boy. I respectfully disagree. Grandsons can be.



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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:39:46 AM

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Well, I must admit that I used other questions asked by bihunsedap to estimate his son's age and vocabulary level . . .

My brother (only eight years older than I am) has married grandchildren.

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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:07:56 PM

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Romany
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:14:09 PM
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TMe -
When Bihunsedap first joined this forum, he explained many times that he's not interested in grammar rules or formalities - he just wants to learn conversational, "natural" English to be able to help and converse with his little boy who was just a bubba at that time, but who is now old enough to go to school/nursery.

We other posters used to, in turn, explain this to new posters who gave him answers which didn't fit in with the level or the kind of vocabulary he was looking for. By now, we figured most people know this or have learned it through his posts.

That's the great thing about being part of a Forum - you get to know about other posters and so can tailor your replies to them in the best way possible. Aren't we lucky!
TMe
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:03:26 AM

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Oh , I never knew about ‘bubba’. God bless him.
And yes Romany I have also learned a lot by joining this forum; teachers are so nice
And we are definitely lucky.


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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:24:45 AM

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So bihunsedap, for 'bubba' the simple reply

'As table area is short and CPU is bigger, I have to adjust CPU this way'.

is sufficient.Think Think Think

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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:51:41 AM
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You need the definite articles, even for a small child:

Quote:
'As the table area is short and the CPU is bigger, I have to adjust the CPU this way'.
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