# [English] Vocabulary

Some useful words connected with **C**omputer **S**cience.

**mandatory**/ˈmændəˌtɔri/ adj. <that you must do, have, obey, etc.> 强制的；必须做、有或服从的

*e.g.*: The crime carries a mandatory life sectence.*Why This*:`/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory`

**demon**/ˈdiːmən/ n[C] <an evil spirit> 魔鬼，恶魔**daemon**/ˈdeɪmən/ n[C] <a daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process>-
**privacy**/ˈprɪvəsi/ noun[U] <the state of being alone and not watched or disturbed by other people>*e.g.: She was longing for some peace and privacy.* -
**theorem**/ˈθɪərəm/ noun[C] <a rule or principle, especially in mathematics, that can be proven to be true>*e.g.: Once we prove a mathematical statement is true, we call it a theorem* -
**axiom**/ˈæksiəm/ noun[C] <An axiom is a premise or starting point of reasoning. As classically conceived, an axiom is a premise so evident as to be accepted as true without controversy.>*e.g.: In mathematics, a theorem is a statement that has been proven on the basis of previously established statements, such as other theorems, and previously accepted statments, such as axioms.* -
**cumulative**/ˈkjuːmjələtɪv/ adj. <including all the amounts that have been added previously>*e.g.: cumulative acknowledgment*