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Definition of "computer" []

  • A device that computes, especially a programmable electronic machine that performs high-speed mathematical or logical operations or that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise processes information. (noun)
  • One who computes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "computer" in a sentence
  • "Clowns like Parson wouldn't be able to cause widespread damage if people took responsibility for what *their* computer is doing how many computers did *your computer* infect?"
  • "For 10 computer languages, this chart summarizes the number of books offered at, the number of hits on the query "+Language +computer""
  • "Get-WmiObject - Class win32_desktopmonitor - ComputerName $computer WMI class to return information about printers defined on a computer, you will almost always return a lot of things that are not really printers such as the Microsoft XPS Document printer, a fax machine, and even some image capturing software."