Definition of computerese in English:

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computerese

Pronunciation: /kəmˌpyo͞odəˈrēz/

noun

1chiefly derogatory The jargon associated with computers.
Example sentences
  • I don't try to talk legalese to them; they shouldn't try to talk computerese to me.
  • Many of these books are geared to people just starting out - in computerese, you are known as a ‘newbie.’
  • With terminology cribbed from 1960s computerese, DNA was suggested as the source of both data and instructions.
1.1The symbols and rules of a computer programming language.
Example sentences
  • It's the idea that computers will be able to respond to questions or commands in everyday language, not just computerese or a long series of mouse clicks.
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