To browse through the glossary terms, click one of the letters below.
  • A
    Advanced Display
    A large LCD display provides instructions and diagnostics while keeping you updated on cycle status and time remaining.
    Airplane Mode
    Also known as Flight Mode, this setting eliminates just the wireless radio parts of a mobile device, allowing for safe use of some features while on an airplane.
    AM/FM Radio Tuner [Shared with Audio]
    Tune in to your favourite AM or FM radio stations and enjoy music, talk, news, sports, and more.
    AM/FM Tuner
    Tune in to your favorite AM or FM radio stations and enjoy music, talk, news, sports and more.
    Anti-Crease Function
    Anti-Crease mode prevents creases that result when laundry isn’t unloaded soon after the end of the cycle
  • B
    Bacteria Protection
    LG microwave ovens have an anti-bacterial coating that is proven to reduce the growth of bacteria.
    Frequency groups assigned exclusively to wireless communication.
    Bar Phone
    These popular phones get their name from their “candy bar” shape. Their easy-access buttons and prominent screen display add to their popularity.
    Bio Function
    Bio Function heats water to 4º Celsius in the first stages of the cycle to activate enzymes in the detergent, and effectively remove protein-based stains.
    Bio-Tank with Nano-Silver Technology
    This dust container uses tiny silver particles to prevent bacteria and fungus from growing inside. This means that the inside of your LG vacuum is clean, as is the air in your home.
    The sealant rimming the refrigerator door is made of an anti-bacterial agent that protects the door seal from erosion by preventing the growth of bacteria and mould.
    Many of our refrigerators are lined with a silver ion coating that protects against bacteria, fungus, and yeast growth.
    The reigning high-definition DVD format based on blue laser technology and sophisticated compression for ultimate storage capacity, supported by all major manufacturers and movie studios.
    Blu-ray [Shared with Home Cinema, DVD, and Blu-ray Drives]
    Blu-ray players and drives use the reigning high-definition DVD format, based on blue-laser technology and sophisticated compression, for ultimate storage capacity. All major manufacturers and movie studios support Blu-ray.
    Blu-ray [Shared with Home Cinema, DVD, and Blu-ray Drives]
    Blu-ray players and drives use the reigning high-definition DVD format, based on blue-laser technology and sophisticated compression, for ultimate storage capacity. All major manufacturers and movie studios support Blu-ray.
    Blu-ray Disc Technology[Shared with Video, Optical Drives]
    The reigning high-definition DVD format, based on blue-laser technology and sophisticated compression, for ultimate storage-capacity; supported by all major manufacturers and movie studios.
    Bluetooth-enabled televisions let you stream photos wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the television, as well as listen to the TV using Bluetooth headphones.
    Bluetooth® [shared with headsets, phones, laptops]
    Bluetooth-enabled headsets let you talk hands-free in the car or anywhere else. Bluetooth also lets you stream music wirelessly, connect to the Web, transfer files, and more.
    Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless is an application-development platform that allows mobile devices to run many small programs, like games, regardless of the phone’s operating system.
    Brightness (ANSI-lumens)
    A measure of the overall intensity of the image. The lower the brightness value, the darker the image; the higher the value, the lighter the image.
    Software used to view web pages.
  • C
    Call Waiting
    Notifies the user of an incoming call, and gives them the option to accept, reject, or ignore the call without interrupting their existing conversation or application.
    Caller ID
    A phone feature that displays information about incoming calls on a mobile device’s LCD screen.
    Also known as Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA is a unique mobile phone frequency range used in the United States and Asia.
    A mobile phone feature that lets users communicate with other parties via an ongoing, text-based communication.
    Child Lock Function
    This essential feature disables the buttons on the machine to prevent children from altering the programme during operation.
    Clean Filter Indicator
    This useful indicator lights up when the filter is full and needs to be cleaned.
    Combination Fridge/Freezer
    A two-door configuration featuring a refrigeration section positioned at eye-level for easy access to the most sought-after foods. The freezer section is available in either of two door types?swing or drawer?depending on one’s preference.
    Compact Theatre System
    Perfect for offices or smaller rooms where you want an all-in-one, high-performance music and video entertainment system in a compact setup.
    Crease Care Programme
    After the washing cycle is complete, Crease Care allows the drum to rotate slowly to help smooth out creases, resulting in less ironing.
    Cupboard Dry Programme
    This programme dries normal fabrics, such as underwear, which need no ironing.
  • D
    Delicate Program
    This essential programme gently dries synthetic fabrics that are heat sensitive.
    Digital Multi-Sensors
    LG side-by-side fridges have a number of sensors that can detect even small changes in interior temperature and auto adjust controls to maintain a constant, set temperature throughout.
    Digital Tuner
    Translates and relays signals for your TV’s display from airwaves, satellites, and cables.
    Drain Function
    This function allows you to drain the machine of water in instances where you've forgotten to add all your laundry at the start.
    DVD Recorder
    Records video onto a blank, writeable DVD discs, for backup storage or data sharing.
  • E
    A technology built into some mobile phones giving users access to multimedia and other broadband applications at up to three times faster than the existing rate. Stands for: Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution
    Energy Saving Recommended
    The Energy Saving Trust®’s energy-efficiency scheme. Only products that meet strict criteria on energy efficiency can carry this logo.
    An Electronic Serial Number is a unique, 32-bit identification number used to activate a mobile phone.
    Also known as Evolution Data Only, EVDO is the way some mobile phones, such as those using CDMA networks, transmit wireless data.
    External Drive
    External optical drives read (play) and write (burn) digital data to disc. They’re portable, connect conveniently to your PC via a cable, and do not require a power supply as opposed to internal drives, which are installed inside your PC.
  • F
    Flight Mode
    Also known as Airplane Mode, this setting disables just the wireless-radio parts of a mobile device, allowing for safe use of some features while on an airplane.
    Flip Phone
    One of our most popular designs, these phones are conveniently flipped open to answer a call (or write a text), and flipped closed to hang up.
    FM Transmitter
    An FM transmitter provides access to live FM radio on their mobile device.
    French Door Refrigerator
    Designed with mutually accessible dual doors that open out from the center, French door fridges are perfect for any size kitchen, as they don’t require a lot of floor space for door access. The pullout freezer drawer is mounted below the refrigeration section, allowing for easy access to frozen food storage.
    A mobile phone’s frequency, measured in hertz, expresses the number of times a periodic function or vibration is repeated in a specified span of time.
    Frequency of Recording
    On a digital-TV recorder, the greater the size of the hard disk drive, the more frequently it can record and store your favourite shows and movies without needing to delete older recordings.
  • G
    Global Positioning or GPS is a navigation tool that lets users determine their relative position and movement using a receiver that calculates orientation. GPS also helps identify a user’s position in case of emergency, and is often used inside other applications.
    The Global System for Mobile Communications is the common worldwide technological standard for mobile communications, allowing subscribers to use their phones in many parts of the world.
  • H
    Indicates a mobile phone that is Hearing Aid Compatible.
    Hand Wash Programme
    Hand wash is a gentle-care programme specifically created for fabrics classified as “hand wash only.”
    HD DVD
    A high-density optical disc format for storing data and high-definition video.
    HD TV
    High-Definition Television (HDTV) is a digital TV with a much higher resolution than traditional analogue TV. All TV is being switched to digital between now and 2012. More information on digital TV is available at Digital UK.
    High-Definition Television (HDTV) is a digital TV with a much higher resolution than traditional analogue TV. All TV is being switched to digital between now and 2012. More information on digital TV is available at Digital UK.
    High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a USB-like digital connectivity standard that can transmit high definition-quality digital audio and video signals.
    HDTV [Shared with Television, Video]
    High-Definition Television (HDTV) is digital TV with a much higher resolution than traditional analogue TV. All TV is being switched to digital between now and 2012. More information on digital TV is available at Digital UK.
    Home Theatre System
    Turn your living room into a home cinema with one powerful, integrated entertainment system that includes a DVD player, digital receiver, 5.1 speaker combo, and AM/FM radio tuner.
    Also known as High Speed Circuit Switched Data, this software enables “bundling,” a process that accelerates data transfer.
    Also known as High-Speed Download Packet Access, this 3rd generation mobile feature gives users higher data-transfer speeds for multimedia applications.
  • I
    Also known as Instant Messaging, this communication tool lets users conduct an ongoing conversation, via typed messages, on their mobile phone’s screen.
    Also known as Internet Message Access Protocol 4, this technology lets users retrieve and send email messages on their mobile phone’s browser.
    In-Door Water Tank
    This water dispenser’s tank has been cleverly relocated into the freezer door, so the water travels a shorter distance to the dispenser than in conventional side-by-side refrigerators. This allows for colder drinking water.
    Internal Drive
    Internal optical drives can read (play) and write (burn) digital data to disc. They’re installed internally?within the casing of your PC?as opposed to external drives, which connect to your PC externally, via a cable.
    iPod®-Ready [Shared with Home Cinema]
    Designed to connect easily to your iPod?and play your music through high-quality external speakers.
    iPod®-Ready [Shared with Audio]
    Designed to connect easily to your iPod?and play your music through high-quality external speakers.
  • J
    A programming language developed by Sun Microsystems, Java is a leading mobile platform, giving users the ability to download independent applications for use offline.
    Jet Freezing
    Cold air is pumped directly into one of the freezer compartments to ensure faster freezing. This process helps seal moisture and nutrients into the food, which in turn maintains foods’ freshness longer.
  • L
    An LCD, or Liquid Crystal Display, is the flat display-device or screen.
    LCD TV
    Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) are illuminated through backlit panels. LCD TVs are ideal for rooms where light levels cannot be controlled.
    LEDs are small lights found on many mobile phones.
    LG SimpLink™
    SimpLink is LG’s connectivity technology, which allows LG products to conveniently communicate with any compatible LG device via an HDMI cable.
    Burn silkscreen-quality labels directly onto your discs thanks to LightScribe’s convenient, cost-effective, laser-printing technology.
    Lilon (Lithium Ion) Battery
    A lightweight, rechargeable battery used in many mobile devices.
    Load Detection
    Direct Drive™ detects the size of the load and selects the appropriate wash time, rinse time, and water level, for superior performance and maximum efficiency.
  • M
    Magic Crisper
    This innovative feature is designed to eliminate condensation in the refrigerator, to keep food fresh longer.
    A megapixel represents one-million pixels and is the unit of measurement used to describe the image-sensing ability of a digital camera. The more megapixels a camera has, the better the digital image it’s able to produce.
    A Mobile Equipment Identifier is a unique identification number that is found on any CDMA mobile device and is used for authentication purposes.
    Miracle Zone
    This handy feature allows you to select different temperatures in one of the fridge’s compartments based on the type of food that you are storing.
    Also known as Multimedia Messaging Service, this system lets users send and receive text, image, video, and sound with their mobile device.
    Mobile Email
    Mobile Email is a mobile phone feature that lets users check their email via a webmail account or any other application.
    Mobile Operating System
    The operating system found on your mobile device, which determines what types (and versions) of applications it will support.
    Mobile Radio
    Satellite or digital radio on a mobile phone that provides access to a variety of live, streaming channels of music, sports, talk, and more.
    MP3s are digital audio files supported by many mobile phones.
    Multi-Disc Changer
    A DVD or CD player that allows you to insert multiple discs at one time, for continuous entertainment.
  • N
    Native Resolution
    Projectors and flat-panel displays have specific constraints on their resolutions, so that only one "native" setting will deliver optimum display quality. Although other resolutions can be shown, this single native resolution will always offer the best image quality.
    No-Spin Programme
    In the No-Spin Programme, the machine drains but doesn’t spin after the wash cycle is finished, preventing creases and protecting your garments.
  • P
    PC Sync or PC Suite is software that lets users synchronise the data stored on their phone?such as saved numbers, calendars, and messages?with a compatible PC.
    Phone Camera
    Camera phones let you shoot and store still photos and/or video using a built-in camera.
    Phone Music Player
    Enjoy your music wherever you go, and enjoy digital music such as MP3s in full stereo sound via your phone music player. Some models include an FM transmitter or a professionally tuned graphic equalizer.
    Plasma TV
    Plasma displays generate their own light. This allows a plasma TV to deliver better contrast ratio and better response to high-motion video.
    Polyphonic Ringtone
    Sounds that indicate an incoming call, also known as poly ringtones, polyphonic ringtones are more complex than standard, monophonic tones.
    An abbreviation for Post Office Protocol version 3, POP3 lets users access email on a mobile device.
    Pre-Wash Programme
    This programme provides a longer wash cycle for particularly soiled laundry.
    A system featured on mobile phones giving users the ability to communicate one-to-one or one-to-a-few, in the manner of a walkie-talkie.
  • Q
    Quick 30 Programme
    This programme completes a full wash-cycle in just 30 minutes. It’s designed for laundry that needs frequent washing, such as sportswear that may get damaged by frequent, normal washing.
    QWERTY keyboard
    These handy, miniaturized computer keyboards make emailing, texting, or surfing the Web faster and more intuitive.
  • R
    Real Cinema
    With Real Cinema, high-definition movies run at the same 24-frames-per-second speed at which they were originally shot, bringing your home cinema system one step closer to the real thing.
    Resolution [Shared with Monitors]
    Refers to the amount of detail an image holds, expressed in pixels for digital imaging. The higher the resolution, the more intricate the detail.
    Rinse Plus Function
    Rinse Plus allots your laundry extra rinse-time to ensure that all detergent is rinsed away.
    Rinse/Hold Function
    This clever feature lets you leave your wash without worrying about creases, keeping clothes suspended, pre-spin cycle until you return.
  • S
    Satellite Radio-Ready
    Equipped to receive hundreds of channels of XM Satellite Radio (subscription required).
    Screen Size class [Shared with Monitors]
    For HDTVs and computer monitors, screen size is measured diagonally from the inside of the beveled edge. Measurement does not include casing.
    SecurDisc™ lets professional and private users protect and share data securely, thanks to its ability to store data redundantly as well as digitally authenticate data.
    Side-by-Side Refrigerator
    A two-door configuration featuring refrigeration and freezer sections positioned side-by-side, vertically. This fridge type boasts a large freezer-capacity, and is perfect for narrow kitchens.
    Slide Phone
    Slide phones are comprised of two segments that conveniently slide apart for easy keyboard access, or slide together for keyboard protection.
    Smart Phone
    “Smart Phone” refers to two things: phones offering advanced features like email, internet and keyboard, or phones that run complete operating system software (or both).
    Also known as Short Message Service, this communication tool lets users type and send short text-messages on a phone’s keypad.
    Speaker Phone
    A microphone and loudspeaker that lets you converse hands-free?a beautiful thing when you’re driving or multi-tasking.
    SRS Sound
    SRS Sound delivers natural 3D sound from any two-speaker stereo system. SRS Sound delivers a natural, surround sound-like audio experience from any listening position.
    SRS TruSurround XT
    SRS TruSurround XT features a patented, cinema-like bass technology providing deeper, richer bass tones.
    SRS WOW is an award-winning, patented technology that significantly enhances the quality of mono and stereo audio signals. It creates the perception of improved dynamics and bass performance over standard speakers or headphones.
    Steam Washer [Shared with Washer, Dryer, Washer/Dryer]
    LG Steam Washers use performance-enhancing steam technology to save you time and money, while consuming less energy.
    A means of transferring data on a mobile device that allows sound and video to be accessed as that data is being transferred from a network source.
  • T
    3-Door Refrigerator
    Combines the convenience and efficiency of both side-by-side and bottom freezer models, with two top doors and a large-capacity freezer.
    3G, or 3rd Generation, refers to the latest-generation cellular network, which provides significantly greater bandwidth, and therefore access to larger data files such as video, music, and other multimedia.
    Also known as a Thin Film Diode Display, this display technology renders colours with exceptional brightness, without draining your battery.
    Time Save Function
    Time Save reduces cycle time to save water and energy.
    Time-Delay Function
    This helpful feature allows you to programme a cycle to finish 3-19 hours later for ultimate convenience.
    Touch Screen
    Touch-screen technology allows you to activate numbers and buttons?and scroll through menus, lists, and pictures?with the touch of your fingertips.
    TruMotion [Shared across most TVs]
    Provides clearer, smoother TV images?even during fast action scenes?to create a clearer and crisper picture.
  • U
    Dedicated technology inside the DVD player that enhances the information stored on a standard-definition DVD. Up-scaling creates a high-definition output for HDTV via HDMI, resulting in superior image quality.
    Up-scaling [Shared with Video]
    Dedicated technology inside the DVD player enhances the information stored on a standard-definition DVD to create a high-definition output for HDTV via HDMI, resulting in superior sound quality.
    A plug-in connection often used for transferring data between mobile phones and other devices, such as PCs.
    USB 2.0 [Shared with Television]
    Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the most common connection format between computers and peripherals, such as monitors, printers, and optical drives. USB 2.0 allows far speedier input/output data transfers.
    USB Media Host
    Connects to PCs, laptops, or flash drives so you can view photos or listen to music from an external source.
  • V
    Voice Dialing
    Voice Dialing lets you dial phone numbers by simply speaking the name of the person or contact. In order to use the voice-dialing feature, you must first assign voice labels to the pertinent numbers in your phonebook.
    A service for receiving, storing, and retrieving audio-messages on a mobile phone, in the place of an answering machine.
  • W
    A customizable background displayed on a mobile phone screen.
    WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) provides access to websites that are specially designed for WAP-enabled mobile phones.
    Wash Program
    Multiple wash-programs allow you to perfectly calibrate a wash cycle according to the size of the load, and type of garments to be washed.
    Washable HEPA 13 Filter
    The washable HEPA 13 Filter has four layers, including one charcoal layer, to eliminate dust and odour. The washable filter has been shown to remove 99.97% of dust from the air.
    Also known as Wideband CDMA or 3GSM, a 3rd generation mobile technology that enables rapid downloading of data, like web pages and multimedia, on a mobile device.
    Web Browsing
    Thanks to wireless connections via cellular networks or Local Area Network (LAN), this feature lets you connect to the Internet via your phone?anytime, anywhere.
    Also known as Wireless Local Area Networks, this technology lets users connect to the Internet, and/or access email on their mobile phone or other wireless device, in a given physical area.
    Windows Mobile
    Take advantage of advanced applications on Incite, the Windows equipped smartphone by LG.
    Wireless Speakers
    Eliminates the need for speaker cables, allowing for more freedom and flexibility of speaker placement.
    Wool Programme
    This programme specifically dries wool clothing.
    Refers to any high-definition, widescreen LCD display.
  • X
    XD Engine
    Reduces signal-noise and improves brightness, contrast, and detail for cinema-like, high-resolution picture quality.