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computer British & World English

An electronic device which is capable of receiving information (data) in a particular form and of performing a sequence of operations in accordance with a predetermined but variable set of procedural instructions (program) to produce a result in the form of information or signals

computer game British & World English

A game played using a computer, typically a video game

trip computer British & World English

An electronic odometer, typically with extra capabilities such as the ability to calculate fuel consumption

computer-aided British & World English

Completed partially or entirely by using a computer

computer dating British & World English

The use of computer databases to identify potentially compatible partners for people

neural computer British & World English

A computer that uses neural networks

computer-friendly British & World English

Suitable for use with computers; compatible with computers

computer-literate British & World English

(Of a person) having sufficient knowledge and skill to be able to use computers; familiar with the operation of computers

computer science British & World English

The study of the principles and use of computers

personal computer British & World English

A computer designed for use by one person at a time

quantum computer British & World English

A computer which makes use of the quantum states of subatomic particles to store information

computer conferencing British & World English

The use of computer and telecommunications technology to hold discussions between people operating computers in separate locations

computer programmer British & World English

A person who writes computer programs

biocomputer British & World English

A (hypothetical) computer based on circuits and components formed from biological molecules or structures

host computer in host1 British & World English

A computer which stores a website or other data that can be accessed over the Internet or which provides other services to a network

minicomputer British & World English

A computer of medium power, more than a microcomputer but less than a mainframe

telecomputer British & World English

A device which combines the capabilities of a computer with those of a television and a telephone, particularly for multimedia applications

Tele-Computer in telecomputer British & World English

A device which combines the capabilities of a computer with those of a television and a telephone, particularly for multimedia applications

desktop computer in desktop British & World English

A computer suitable for use at an ordinary desk

laptop British & World English

A computer that is portable and suitable for use while travelling

laptop computer in laptop British & World English

A computer that is portable and suitable for use while travelling

microcomputer British & World English

A small computer that contains a microprocessor as its central processor

notepad British & World English

A pocket-sized computer in which the user inputs text by writing with a stylus on the screen

tablet computer in tablet British & World English

A small portable computer that accepts input directly on to its screen rather than via a keyboard or mouse

computer virus in virus British & World English

A piece of code which is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data

computer animation in animation British & World English

The manipulation of electronic images by means of a computer in order to create moving images

computer graphics in graphics British & World English

Visual images produced by computer processing


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