digital computer

noun

Definition of digital computer

: a computer that operates with numbers expressed directly as digits — compare analog computer, hybrid computer

Examples of digital computer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If fitted to a howitzer, the digital computer system enables the crew operating the weapon to quickly and accurately pinpoint a target. Tom Burridge, ABC News, 20 May 2022 However, the politician also expressed frustration that the artillery pieces had not been the fitted with the digital computer systems. Tom Burridge, ABC News, 20 May 2022 Academics are already looking beyond the digital computer. Kazuhiro Gomi, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 She was initially hired as a clerk typist, but quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a digital computer systems operator at the Navy's David Taylor Model Basin in suburban Maryland. Arkansas Online, 5 July 2021 Weidenbach blossomed as a digital computer pioneer after World War II and forged a 30-year career as an electrical engineer in the early years of Minnesota's computer tech era. Star Tribune, 9 Jan. 2021 During the war, the mansion in Buckinghamshire, southeastern England, was home to the British government's Code and Cypher School, where the world's first programmable digital computer was built to decipher the Nazis' communications. Rob Picheta, CNN, 13 Oct. 2020 The real promise of the internet of things is making our physical surroundings accessible to our digital computers, putting sensors on everything in the world and translating it into a digital format. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 10 Feb. 2020 The study and design of memristors is usually linked with the subject of neurocomputers, a blanket term for both digital computers that imitate human brains and hypothetical machines made of human neural cells. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 25 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of digital computer

1946, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2022

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“Digital computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digital%20computer. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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