Examples from the Web for computer
In this war, the targeting is often happening on computer monitors thousands of miles away, capturing images from drones.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The resources were what you might expect: Dining room, a media center, a library, a TV room, a meeting room, a computer room.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just a few short years ago, I sat down at my computer, and I typed out a similar goodbye letter.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Turn off the TV, put down your phone, and log off the computer.
He grew up both a computer geek in the early days of video games and an avid record collector.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Devices to build the Computer bigger and bigger and bigger at the expense of ordinary workers.Two Plus Two Makes Crazy|Walt Sheldon
A pushed-back cap had the crossed slide-rule symbol of ship's computer man.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Link rang his doorbell one morning while he was hunched over his computer, thinking about the story he was going to write.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
Programs are written in symbolic or application-oriented form instead of computer language.IBM 1401 Programming Systems|Anonymous
Also will all computer I/O structures lend themselves to such a system; specifically, are multiport systems suitable?On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969|H. W. Fulbright et al.
British Dictionary definitions for computer
- 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 computersSee also digital computer, analog computer, hybrid computer
- (as modifier)computer technology Related prefix: cyber-
Word Origin and History for computer
1640s, "one who calculates," agent noun from compute (v.). Meaning "calculating machine" (of any type) is from 1897; in modern use, "programmable digital electronic computer" (1945 under this name; theoretical from 1937, as Turing machine). ENIAC (1946) usually is considered the first. Computer literacy is recorded from 1970; an attempt to establish computerate (adjective, on model of literate) in this sense in the early 1980s didn't catch on. Computerese "the jargon of programmers" is from 1960, as are computerize and computerization.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A New York Congressman says the use of computers to record personal data on individuals, such as their credit background, "is just frightening to me." [news article, March 17, 1968]
Science definitions for computer
Culture definitions for computer
An electronic device that stores and manipulates information. Unlike a calculator, it is able to store a program and retrieve information from its memory. Most computers today are digital, which means they perform operations with quantities represented electronically as digits.