computer

noun, often attributive com·put·er \ kəm-ˈpyü-tər \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of computer

: one that computes; specifically : a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data
  • using a computer to design 3-D models

computerdom

play \kəm-ˈpyü-tər-dəm\ noun

computerless

play \kəm-ˈpyü-tər-ləs\ adjective

computerlike

play \kəm-ˈpyü-tər-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of computer in a Sentence

  1. He works all day on a computer.

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Origin and Etymology of computer

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COMPUTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of computer for English Language Learners

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


COMPUTER Defined for Kids

computer

noun com·put·er \ kəm-ˈpyü-tər \

Definition of computer for Students

: an automatic electronic machine that can store and process data


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