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
Teen Summer Reading grand prize giveaways includes a tablet computer, U of L football tickets and gift cards to Barnes & Noble.
Summit Technology Academy, established in 1999 by the R-7 School District, prepares students from several school districts for careers in engineering, computer science, health care and creative science.
If your heart naturally lifts at the thought of writing computer code, or studying economic models, that’s the road to follow.
Puneet Srivastava, biosystems engineering professor and director of Auburn's Water Resources Center, said the computer models will be used to predict the economic impact.
VR makes the unreal real, using computer software and hardware that responds to our body’s movements to immerse us in a convincing alternate existence.
Reeser said the easier-to-use computer tablets allow the city to send more scrawls to the Urban Corps workers and confirm that the scrawls were covered up.
Just last week, Bloomberg confirmed that hackers working for Russian military intelligence were trying to take over the computers of 122 local election officials just days before the Nov. 8 election.
Held at the Remington Club in Rancho Bernardo, parents were educated on everything from the importance of monitoring their child’s online activities to how to find hidden applications on cellphones and computers.
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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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