Computer
WordNet
noun
(1) A machine for performing calculations automatically
(2) An expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
WiktionaryText
Noun
- A programmable device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly.
- A person employed to perform computations.
- 1927, J. B. S. Haldane, Possible Worlds and Other Essays, p. 173
- Only a few years ago Mr. Powers, an American computer, disproved a hypothesis about prime numbers which had held the field for more than 250 years.
- 1927, J. B. S. Haldane, Possible Worlds and Other Essays, p. 173
Synonyms
automatic data processing machine, processor, 'puter , machineRelated terms
- compute