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computer

noun, com·put·er often attributive \kəm-ˈpyü-tər\

: an electronic machine that can store and work with large amounts of information

Full Definition of COMPUTER

:  one that computes; specifically :  a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data
com·put·er·dom \-dəm\ noun
com·put·er·less \-ləs\ adjective
com·put·er·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of COMPUTER

  1. He works all day on a computer.

First Known Use of COMPUTER

1646

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

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