Meaning of COMPUTER in English


also com·pu·tor -üd.ə(r), -ütə-

( -s )

: one that computes: as

a. : a calculator especially designed for the solution of complex mathematical problems ; specifically : a programmable electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data

b. : any of several devices for making rapid calculations in navigation or gunnery (as the computing of an air position or the range of fire of a gun)

c. : a person who calculates (as latitudes, longitudes, and areas) for map making from notes made by engineering survey parties

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.