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Meaning of COMPUTER

Pronunciation:  kum'pyootur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a machine for performing calculations automatically
  2. [n]  an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

COMPUTER is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: calculator, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, estimator, figurer, information processing system, reckoner
 See Also: actuary, adder, analog computer, analogue computer, bus, busbar, C.P.U., cathode-ray tube, central processing unit, central processor, chip, client, computer accessory, computer circuit, computer hardware, computer memory, computer peripheral, computer storage, CPU, CRT, data converter, digital computer, disk cache, diskette, expert, floppy, floppy disk, guest, hardware, host, internet site, keyboard, machine, mainframe, memory, memory board, micro chip, microchip, monitor, monitoring device, node, number cruncher, number cruncher, pari-mutuel machine, peripheral, peripheral device, platform, predictor, processor, server, silicon chip, site, statistician, storage, store, subtracter, totalisator, totaliser, totalizator, totalizer, Turing machine, web site



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*put"er\, n.
One who computes.

Computing Dictionary

A machine that can be programmed to manipulate symbols. Computers can perform complex and repetative procedures quickly, precisely and reliably and can quickly store and retrieve large amounts of data.

The physical components from which a computer is constructed (electronic circuits and input/output devices) are known as "hardware". Most computers have four types of hardware component: CPU, input, output and memory. The CPU (central processing unit) executes programs ("software") which tell the computer what to do. Input and output (I/O) devices allow the computer to communicate with the user and the outside world. There are several kinds of memory - fast, expensive, short term memory (e.g. ram) to hold intermediate results, and slower, cheaper, long-term memory (e.g. magnetic disk and magnetic tape) to hold programs and data between jobs.

See also analogue computer.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a computer in your dream, symbolizes technology, information, and modern life. New areas of opportunities are being opened to you. Alternatively, computers also represent a lack of individuality and non expression of emotions and feelings. Too often you are just going along with the flow, without voicing your own opinions and views. You may also feel a depreciated sense of superiority. Dreaming that you computer has a mind of its own means anxiety about technology and loss of control. You are feeling overwhelmed and feel that you are at the mercy of another. Dreaming that a computer has a virus, suggests that something in your life that is out of control.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abacist, accountant, actuary, adder, analog computer, analytical control unit, analyzer, bookkeeper, calculator, coder, collator, compiler, computer hardware, computer unit, data processor, decoder, detector, differential, differential analyzer, digital computer, digital graph plotter, divider, electronic brain, electronic computer, estimator, figurer, hardware, IBM machine, IDA, information machine, integrator, memory tubes, multiplier, phase discriminator, position coder, printer, printing calculator, receptor, reckoner, relay, selective calculator, selector, statistician, storage unit, telecomputer, Teleplotter, Telereader, thinking machine, transmitter, tristimulus computer