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Computer Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a machine for performing calculations automatically
  • an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a machine for performing calculations automatically ,
  • an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

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Computer Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A computer is a machine that is able to take information (input), do some work on or make changes to the information, to make new information (output). Computers have existed for much of human history. Examples of early computers are the astrolabe and the abacus.

Modern computers are very different from early computers. They are now very powerful machines that are able to do billions of calculations every second. Most people have used a personal computer in their home or at work. Computers are useful for many different jobs where automatic tasks are useful. Some examples are controlling traffic lights, vehicle computers, security systems, Washing machines and Digital Televisions.

A person (called a user) can control a computer by telling it to do things. Some ways of controlling a computer are with a keyboard, mouse, buttons, touch screen. Some very new computers can also be controlled with voice commands or hand gestures.



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'Computer' example sentence in quotations


* Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. - Isaac Asimov

* There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as 'nutty methods.' Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as a complete waste of time. - Scott Adams

* To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so. - Robert Orben


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    The 2010 book Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer was highly criticized this week; it shows Barbie designing a game, but relying on male friends to code it for her. So the Internet set out to fix it. Read more on this news related to 'Computer'
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