Definition of computer in English:

computer

Line breaks: com|puter
Pronunciation: /kəmˈpjuːtə
 
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noun

1An 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.
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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.
1.1A person who makes calculations, especially with a calculating machine.

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