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computer

  

      n  
1   
a    a device, usually electronic, that processes data according to a set of instructions. The digital computer stores data in discrete units and performs arithmetical and logical operations at very high speed. The analog computer has no memory and is slower than the digital computer but has a continuous rather than a discrete input. The hybrid computer combines some of the advantages of digital and analog computers.  
b    (as modifier)  
computer technology         Related prefix       cyber-  
2    a person who computes or calculates  


analog computer  
      n   a mechanical, electrical, or electronic computer that performs arithmetical operations by using some variable physical quantity, such as mechanical movement or voltage, to represent numbers  
computer-aided design  
      n   the use of computer techniques in designing products, esp. involving the use of computer graphics,   (Abbrev.)    CAD  
computer-aided engineering  
      n   the use of computers to automate manufacturing processes,   (Abbrev.)    CAE  
computer architecture  
      n   the structure, behaviour, and design of computers  
computer conferencing  
      n   the conduct of meetings by the use of computer-based telecommunications  
computer dating  
      n   the use of computers by dating agencies to match their clients  
computer game  
      n   any of various games, recorded on cassette or disc for use in a home computer, that are played by manipulating a mouse, joystick, or the keys on the keyboard of a computer in response to the graphics on the screen  
computer graphics  
      n   functioning as sing   the use of a computer to produce and manipulate pictorial images on a video screen, as in animation techniques or the production of audiovisual aids  
computer language  
      n      another term for       programming language  
computer literate  
      adj   able to use computers  
  computer literacy      n  
computer science  
      n   the study of computers and their application  
computer typesetting  
      n   a system for the high-speed composition of type by a device driven by punched paper tape or magnetic tape that has been processed by a computer  
digital computer  
      n   an electronic computer in which the input is discrete rather than continuous, consisting of combinations of numbers, letters, and other characters written in an appropriate programming language and represented internally in binary notation  
   Compare       analog computer  
hybrid computer  
      n   a computer that uses both analogue and digital techniques  
neural computer  
      n      another name for       neurocomputer  
notebook computer  
      n   a portable computer smaller than a laptop model, often approximately the size of a sheet of A4 paper  
palmtop computer  
      n   a computer that has a small screen and compressed keyboard and is small enough to be held in the hand, often used as a personal organizer,   (Often shortened to)    palmtop      Compare       laptop computer  
personal computer  
      n   a small inexpensive computer used in word processing, playing computer games, etc.  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
with advanced skills in the use of computers
n.
field defining and covering legal issues related to computing and Internet.
[Tech.];[Telecom.];[Internet];[US];[UK] internet law
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
n.
a person who accesses the Internet from multiple devices (computer, tablet, mobile phone...)
n.
installation of programs on a computer without the user's explicit consent or aknowledgement
[Comp.]
n.
fraudulent changing of data before or during entry into the computer system.
[Tech.];[Leg.] examples include: forging or counterfeiting documents used for data entry and exchanging valid disks and tapes with modified replacements.

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