- the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.
Origin of computer science
First recorded in 1970–75
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- the study of computers and their application
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- The study of the design and operation of computer hardware and software, and of the application of computer technology to science, business, and the arts.
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