What does computer mean?

Definitions for computer
kəmˈpyu tərcom·put·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systemnoun

    a machine for performing calculations automatically

  2. calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computernoun

    an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

GCIDE

  1. Computernoun

    (Computers) same as digital computer.

  2. Computernoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. computernoun

    A person employed to perform computations.

  2. computernoun

    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

  1. Computernoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Computernoun

    one who computes

Freebase

  1. Computer

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. computer

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'computer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #710

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'computer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #934

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'computer' in Nouns Frequency: #220

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of computer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of computer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of computer in a Sentence

  1. State Colin Powell:

    Powell told her to use her own email, as he had done, except for classified communications, which he had sent and received via a State Department computer.

  2. Weisert:

    As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error.

  3. Jeff Bezos:

    Getting there was hard. Technically hard, we had to design and build our own proprietary cameras and shelves and invent new computer vision algorithms, including the ability to stitch together imagery from hundreds of cooperating cameras. And we had to do it in a way where the technology worked so well that it simply receded into the background, invisible.

  4. Ernesto Araujo:

    So even if we assume that CO2 emissions directly control temperature, which the computer models do not show, Brazil is not the culprit.

  5. Josh Holmes:

    Here are these people who are just hypercritical of anything that doesn't come out of Anthony Fauci's mouth, at the same time, they're calling drugs horse tranquilizers or horse dewormers and suggesting that they can't be any helpful under any circumstance and basically practicing medicine without a license as they're typing on the computer.

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