computer science


noun

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.

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Origin of computer science

First recorded in 1970–75

OTHER WORDS FROM computer science

computer scientist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for computer science

computer science

noun

the study of computers and their application
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Scientific definitions for computer science

computer science

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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