Definition of computerese in English:


Syllabification: com·put·er·ese
Pronunciation: /kəmˌpyo͞otəˈrēz, -ˈrēs


  • 1chiefly • derogatory The jargon associated with computers.
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    • Both were noted for their flying fingers and ability to digest large doses of "computerese".
    • I hooked up with Josh and some folks from the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club and chatted about local stuff and some computerese.
    • I don't try to talk legalese to them; they shouldn't try to talk computerese to me.
  • 1.1The symbols and rules of a computer programming language.
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    • 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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