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Eckert

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/ ˈɛk ərt /
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noun
John Pres·per [pres-per], /ˈprɛs pər/, 1919–95, U.S. engineer and computer pioneer.
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British Dictionary definitions for Eckert

Eckert
/ (ˈɛkət) /

noun
John Presper. 1919–95, US electronics engineer: built the first electronic computer with John W. Mauchly in 1946
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Scientific definitions for Eckert

Eckert
[ ĕkərt ]
John Presper 1919-1995

American engineer who contributed to the development of ENIAC (Electronic Numeral Integrator and Calculator), the first electronic computer (1946). He later helped develop one of the first computers to be sold commercially.
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