digital computer


digital computer

noun

: a computer that works with numbers that are represented by the digits 0 and 1

Full Definition of DIGITAL COMPUTER

:  a computer that operates with numbers expressed directly as digits — compare analog computer, hybrid computer

First Known Use of DIGITAL COMPUTER

1947

digital computer

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Computer capable of solving problems by processing information expressed in discrete form. By manipulating combinations of binary digits (see binary code), it can perform mathematical calculations, organize and analyze data, control industrial and other processes, and simulate dynamic systems such as global weather patterns. See also analog computer.

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