[ kuh m-pyoo-ter ]

/ kəmˈpyu tər /


noun

a programmable electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Mainframes, desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones are some of the different types of computers.Compare analog computer, digital computer.

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transliterate

Origin of computer

1640–50; compute + -er1; compare Middle French computeur

OTHER WORDS FROM computer

com·put·er·like, adjectivenon·com·put·er, adjective

Words nearby computer

computational complexity, computational fluid dynamics, computational linguistics, compute, computed tomography, computer, computer age, computer animation, computer architecture, computer conferencing, computer crime

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