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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  
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v.
computer
adj.
with advanced skills in the use of computers
exp.
A progressing virtual world of global computers having networks of interdependent information technology infrastructures, telecommunications networks and computer processing systems in which online interactions takes place.
[Tech.]
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)
o.
The electronic contents generated by electronic device or system in form of electronic form or as printed output excluding the computer system files are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents
exp.
A person including intelligent programs that uses computer or internet services often has online unique user account.
[Tech.]
n.
A fraudulent intentional demonstration during or before it is entered into a computer system.
[Tech.];[Leg.] A fraudulent intentional demonstration during or before it is entered into a computer system.
exp.
A state of connectivity to the cyberspace through a medium of internet or computer network.
[Tech.]
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.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
The acquisition of a startup primarily for the team and talent, rather than for the technology or product.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
adj.
refers to a product or service whose design, blueprint or code is free to use and modify
Examples of open source projects: Linux, Mozzila Firefox (softwares); DIY open drones (drone design), arduino (electronics)
n.
transformation of a story or a product in a game
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
n.
Intentional copying and using a software product without the permission of its owner.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Intentional copying and using a software product without the permission of its owner.
exp.
something that you say which means you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"

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