Meaning of COMPUTER in English


— computerlike , adj.

/keuhm pyooh"teuhr/ , n.

1. Also called processor . an electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results of these operations. Cf. analog computer, digital computer .

2. a person who computes; computist.

[ 1640-50; COMPUTE + -ER 1 ; cf. MF computeur ]

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