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
Patients were as old as 91, and 22 percent has less than a high school education, but using a computer proved easy.
Among the 100 or so attendees who gathered in the city of Villach, nestled in the mountains along the Drava River, was Bert Bolin, a Swedish meteorologist and a pioneer in using computers to model the climate.
Hansen's computer was seized as part of the investigation, the sources said.
Last month, Trump reportedly revealed sensitive intelligence about an Islamic State plot to use laptop computers as possible weapons aboard commercial aircraft to two senior Russian officials.
Dell, Apple, Acer of Taiwan and China’s Lenovo, among others, were meanwhile gobbling its market share in the personal computer business.
Best Buy's four-day sale includes 4KTvs, computers, appliances, home theater components, digital cameras, and more.
At Grossmont College, Leilani Trautman is graduating with four degrees in math, physics, natural science and computer science.
NASA is preparing to conduct a spacewalk on Tuesday, May 23, to replace a computer component mounted on the International Space Station that failed Saturday morning.
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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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