computer science


: a branch of science that deals with the theory of computation or the design of computers

Examples of computer science in a Sentence

She has a degree in computer science.
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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of computer science was in 1961

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“Computer science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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computer science

: a branch of science that deals with the theory of computing or the design of computers
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