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
computerdomplay \kəm-ˈpyü-tər-dəm\ noun
computerlessplay \kəm-ˈpyü-tər-ləs\ adjective
computerlikeplay \kəm-ˈpyü-tər-ˌlīk\ adjective
Examples of computer in a Sentence
He works all day on a computer.
Recent Examples of computer from the Web
FILE - In this May 15, 2017 file photo, journalists work on laptop computers at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) as Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a statement at the end of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing.
Teen Summer Reading grand prize giveaways includes a tablet computer, U of L football tickets and gift cards to Barnes & Noble.
ThoughtSTEM conducts other K-12 computer science camps across San Diego County all year.
Until Wednesday, the acting president position had been filled by Edward Kremer, dean of math, science and computer technology at the college.
To participate, people sign on from the comfort of the computer in their homes or businesses on to the Zoom link.
During the past few years, as the iPhone and iPad began to dominate the market, most people who walked in the door at MacLife in Downtown Boise were there for iPhone repair and accessories, which had a much lower price than a new computer.
A computer program then tracked the coordinates and wing movements of each fly in the dish.
Sometimes Netflix series feel like a computer algorithm combined every popular show on the streaming service into one—in this case, Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and Narcos.
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COMPUTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of computer for English Language Learners
: an electronic machine that can store and work with large amounts of information
COMPUTER Defined for Kids
Definition of computer for Students
: an automatic electronic machine that can store and process data
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