computer science

noun

Definition of 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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Now the eldest daughter is at Duke University studying public policy, and the son is at Bard doing computer science. WSJ, "Immigrants Are the Best Tenants," 4 Nov. 2018 So far, 43 states have adopted education policies supporting computer science, Partovi said. Philly.com, "Kindergarten coders: When is too early to put kids in front of screens?," 27 June 2018 Another intern and team member, 18-year-old Jaquwan Outlaw, wants to study computer science and business in college. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "A Pitch By Hartford Youth Among Winners At City's First Civic Hackathon," 25 June 2018 Maria’s plans are to attend University of Maryland to study computer science. Chris Folks, Laurel Leader, "Wonderful Wahoos, both young and old [West Laurel]," 14 June 2018 A National Science Foundation grant will provide scholarships to help retain minority students learning computer science there. Krista Torralva, San Antonio Express-News, "Grant to provide scholarships to UTSA computer science students," 9 May 2018 After studying computer science at University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University, Rinearson was offered an engineering job at the tech startup Medium during her sophomore year. Morgen Peck, Glamour, "Cryptocurrency Is Not Just a Boys' Club," 24 Apr. 2018 Yang, who graduated from Westview High, is studying computer science at Carnegie Mellon University. Betsy Hammond, OregonLive.com, "2 Beaverton students notch rare feat: perfect scores on AP computer science test," 19 Apr. 2018 Warren, who studied computer science at IUPUI, is developing a website and apps for Open Source that will coordinate volunteers, map the potholes and update immediately after the patches are done. Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star, "Two guys tired of waiting for the city to fill potholes, so they're doing it themselves," 7 Apr. 2018

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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computer science

noun

English Language Learners Definition of computer science

: the study of computers and their uses

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