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    navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    Hello,

    "The I-Teck® XS makes it easier than ever to pursue your passions and stay connected to the people and things you care about most. You can navigate with ease using intuitive gestures and with clean, sleek visuals it looks great too"

    I'd like to ask you two questions about this short extract:

    1) What does "navigate" mean here? Does it mean "to move from one application to another"?
    2) What does "clean, sleek visuals" mean? The words "sleek" and "visuals" seem to me unclear in this context.

    Thanks!!!

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    "Navigate" would mean to move around within the software, not necessarily from one application to another.

    They mean the software is visually appealing, not cluttered or ugly. "Sleek" can mean streamlined and graceful, like definition 3.

    Sleek | Define Sleek at Dictionary.com

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Navigate" would mean to move around within the software, not necessarily from one application to another.

    They mean the software is visually appealing, not cluttered or ugly. "Sleek" can mean streamlined and graceful, like definition 3.

    Sleek | Define Sleek at Dictionary.com
    Thanks!!! I can't understand one thing: you thinK "sleek" has to do with shape or we can claim that "sleek" just means "beautiful, attractive"?

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    Not the shape. The appearance is smooth and attractive.

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    (But look at the context. It's trying to sell something. Lots of English words that start with 'sl-' refer to thinness - which in our culture is often associated with desireability: slim, slender, sleek, slinky....

    Of course there are lots of less attractive counter-examples - slimy, slothful, sluggish... but I imagine that '"sl-" words' would be found - by a sophisticated corpus query that's beyond my abilities - to be unusually common in advertising copy.)

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    I have a related question.
    "You can navigate with ease using intuitive gestures and with clean, sleek visuals it looks great too."
    Which terms the last part "it looks great too." points?
    Does "it" imply whole contents of this text or "visuals" though it is in plural form?
    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    Quote Originally Posted by izumicloud View Post
    I have a related question.
    "You can navigate with ease using intuitive gestures and with clean, sleek visuals it looks great too."
    Which terms the last part "it looks great too." points?
    Does "it" imply whole contents of this text or "visuals" though it is in plural form?
    Thank you very much in advance.
    I am not a teacher.

    Not points, "to have a particular appearance" (def. 3 at Macmillan).

    "It" is the I-Teck® XS, particularly its GUI.

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    Re: navigate / clean, sleek visuals

    Thanks very much for your help. It is now clear to me.

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