Definition of computer in English:


Syllabification: com·put·er
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpyo͞otər


  • 1An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.
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    • The laws were designed to prosecute people who hack into computers and steal information.
    • Patients will receive information through their computers on how to manage their disease.
    • The updated carriages also sport power sockets for notebook computers and other devices.
    personal computer, PC, laptop, netbook, ultraportable, desktop, terminal; mainframe; Internet appliance
    informal puter
  • 1.1A person who makes calculations, especially with a calculating machine.

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