What does Computer mean?
Definitions for Computer
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computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systemnoun
a machine for performing calculations automatically
calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computernoun
an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
(Computers) same as digital computer.
One who computes.2. (Computers) an electronic device for performing calculations automatically. It consists of a clock to provide voltage pulses to synchronize the operations of the devices within the computer, a central processing unit, where the arithmetical and logical operations are performed on data, a random-access memory, where the programs and data are stored for rapid access, devices to input data and output results, and various other peripheral devices of widely varied function, as well as circuitry to support the main operations. This modern sense of computer comprises the stored-program computers, in which multiple steps in a calculation may be stored within the computer itself as instructions in a program, and are then executed by the computer without further intervention of the operator. Different types of computer are variously called analog computer, number cruncher, number-cruncher, digital computer, and pari-mutuel machine, totalizer, totaliser, totalizator, totalisator.
A person employed to perform computations.
A programmable electronic device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly; now especially, a small one for personal or home use employed for manipulating text or graphics, accessing the Internet, or playing games or media.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Reckoner; accountant; calculator.
Etymology: from compute.
The kalendars of these computers, and the accounts of these days, are different. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 4.
I have known some such ill computers, as to imagine the many millions in stocks so much real wealth. Jonathan Swift.
one who computes
A computer is a general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem. Conventionally, a computer consists of at least one processing element, typically a central processing unit and some form of memory. The processing element carries out arithmetic and logic operations, and a sequencing and control unit that can change the order of operations based on stored information. Peripheral devices allow information to be retrieved from an external source, and the result of operations saved and retrieved. The Z3 by German inventor Konrad Zuse from 1941 was the first working programmable, fully automatic computing machine. Thus, Zuse is often regarded as the inventor of the computer. The first electronic digital computers were developed between 1940 and 1945 in the United Kingdom and United States. Originally they were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers. In this era mechanical analog computers were used for military applications. Modern computers based on integrated circuits are millions to billions of times more capable than the early machines, and occupy a fraction of the space. Simple computers are small enough to fit into mobile devices, and mobile computers can be powered by small batteries. Personal computers in their various forms are icons of the Information Age and are what most people think of as “computers.” However, the embedded computers found in many devices from MP3 players to fighter aircraft and from toys to industrial robots are the most numerous.
A type of device, created and designed in various colors, technology, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
Computers are so efficient these days and are used daily in people's lives.
Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Computer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #710
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Computer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #934
Rank popularity for the word 'Computer' in Nouns Frequency: #220
The numerical value of Computer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Computer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Computer in a Sentence
The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
That’s to put it mildly. The computer glitches could not and should not have happened at all, that is where the fraud took place where they were flipping votes in the computer system or adding votes that did not exist.
We really designed the Model S to be a very sophisticated computer on wheels, a huge part of what Tesla is, is a Silicon Valley software company. We view this the same as updating your phone or your laptop.
In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field.
Once inside a network it seeks out and affects any susceptible computer it can find on the network, the only sensible way to tackle it is to 'pull the plug' so that it can't spread any more until you can isolate the affected machines and work out a remediation plan.
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Translations for Computer
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- كَمْبْيُوتَر, حَاسِب, حَاسُوبArabic
- кампу́тар, камп'ю́тар, камп'ютэрBelarusian
- изчисли́тел, компю́търBulgarian
- গণকযন্ত্র, কম্পিউটারBengali
- གློག་ཀླདTibetan Standard
- calculador, computador, ordinadorCatalan, Valencian
- ᒪᓯᓇᑕᑲᐣ ᒋᑲᐢᑌᐸᔨᒋᑲᓂᐢCree
- počítač, sčítačCzech
- съмѣтатєл҄ьOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- datamat, computer, regnemaskineDanish
- Computer, RechnerGerman
- υπολογιστής, λογιστής, λογίστρια, ηλεκτρονικός υπολογιστήςGreek
- komputilo, komputistoEsperanto
- computador, calculador, computadora, ordenadorSpanish
- raal, kompuuter, arvutiEstonian
- رایانه, کامپیوترPersian
- tietokone, laskijaFinnish
- kompjûterWestern Frisian
- rianadair, coimpiutair, annalairScottish Gaelic
- ordenador, computador, computadoraGalician
- कंप्यूटर, संगणकHindi
- ordinatro, komputoroIdo
- rafheili, tölva, rafreiknir, rafeindareiknirIcelandic
- calcolatore, elaboratore, computerItalian
- 電子計算機, コンピュータ, 計算者Japanese
- პერსონალური კომპიუტერი, გამომთვლელი მანქანა, კომპიუტერიGeorgian
- mompyuta, kompyutaKikuyu, Gikuyu
- qarasaasiaqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- គណិតូបករណ៍, កុំព្យូទ័រKhmer
- 컴퓨터, 전자계산기, 電子計算機Korean
- jynn amontyaCornish
- эспкер, компьютерKyrgyz
- computatrum, ordinatrumLatin
- ComputerLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kompjūters, datorsLatvian
- пресметувач, компју́тер, сметачMacedonian
- компьютер, цахим тооцоолуурMongolian
- computer, rekenaarDutch
- datamaskinNorwegian Nynorsk
- umtjhiningqondoSouthern Ndebele
- béésh bee akʼeʼelchíhí tʼáá bí nitsékeesígíí, béésh nitsékeesíNavajo, Navaho
- ਸੰਗਣਕPanjabi, Punjabi
- komputer, rachmistrzPolish
- computer, calculaderRomansh
- computer, calculatorRomanian
- счётчик, ЭВМ, расчётчица, компью́тер, вычисли́тель, расчётчик, вычисли́тельница, счётчицаRussian
- अभिकलित्र, संगणकSanskrit
- dihtorNorthern Sami
- редник, računar, računalo, рачунар, rednik, компјутер, kompjuter, рачуналоSerbo-Croatian
- පරිගණකයSinhala, Sinhalese
- khomputaSouthern Sotho
- tarakilishi, kompyutaSwahili
- компютер, компутарTajik
- taga-kompyut, kompyuter, panuosTagalog
- كومپيۇتېرUyghur, Uighur
- máy điện toán, máy vi tính, máy tínhVietnamese
- ero onisiroYoruba
- dennaujZhuang, Chuang
- isiqoqelalwazi, khompyuthaZulu
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