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Examples of computer in a Sentence
He works all day on a computer.
Max Londberg, Cincinnati.com, “Coronavirus and schools: Mason, CPS pandemic plans show preparation before crisis hit,” 13 Apr. 2020 The Wikileaks founder was arrested just over a year ago and is facing up to 175 years in U.S. prison for a slew of charges, including espionage and computer hacking.
Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, “Wikileaks founder Assange fathered two children in Ecuadorian Embassy, lawyer and partner says,” 12 Apr. 2020 Zander learns better with paper packets than computers, and will probably use the laptop for learning games, Henry said.
Alia Malik, ExpressNews.com, “Closed for coronavirus and teaching remotely, San Antonio schools hunt for missing students,” 11 Apr. 2020 For the family of five, vying for Wi-Fi bandwidth and computer time with a limited number of devices in the home was becoming a challenge.
Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, “As Anchorage classrooms shift to online learning, many families still need computers and Wi-Fi,” 11 Apr. 2020 Social isolation is difficult enough without seeing gray hairs sprouting or lash extensions fall onto the computer keyboard or pillow as the weeks go by amid shelter-in-place guidelines.
Beth Landman, The Hollywood Reporter, “DIY Hair Color, Skin Care and More: Top Salon Beauty Hacks While Isolated at Home,” 10 Apr. 2020 In New Jersey, out-of-work residents have flooded the unemployment system so much that Gov. Phil Murphy is asking for volunteers who know COBOL, a 40-year-old computer program that still powers the state’s jobless benefits setup.
Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, “Frustration builds as many Americans still wait for unemployment checks,” 10 Apr. 2020 Certainly no problem for a 144 trillion operations per second computer to make ~15 steering/acceleration/braking maneuvers per second.
Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, “Elon Musk Says His Teslas Can Be Superhuman,” 9 Apr. 2020 The best way to protect geolocation data from abuse, argues Stanford computer scientist Cristina White, is not to collect it in the first place.
Andy Greenberg, Wired, “Clever Cryptography Could Save Privacy in Covid-19 Contact-Tracing Apps,” 8 Apr. 2020
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1613, in the meaning defined above
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“Computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/computer. Accessed 23 Apr. 2020.
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: an automatic electronic machine that can store and process data
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