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  • 1An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.

    ‘my computer is frozen’
    • ‘the computer handles the entire process’
    • ‘a computer program’
    • ‘there is a hugely expensive new computer system’
    • ‘The laws were designed to prosecute people who hack into computers and steal information.’
    • ‘Patients will receive information through their computers on how to manage their disease.’
    • ‘The updated carriages also sport power sockets for notebook computers and other devices.’
    • ‘Participants scan the barcodes of every product they buy using a hand-held computer at home.’
    • ‘The four-page tabloids, little more than newsletters, materialized mainly because the editor used his personal computer at home.’
    • ‘I waited until a powerful laptop computer was under $1000 before buying it.’
    • ‘Clearly, not too many can afford to buy their own personal computers.’
    • ‘Perhaps the most compelling reason to buy a desktop computer is to get your choice of flat-panel displays.’
    • ‘Since then, the craft appears to have rebooted its own on-board computer more than 60 times.’
    • ‘The three desktop computers are connected to each other using Ethernet with a hub.’
    • ‘I'd like to be able to access email remotely from the new notebook computer.’
    • ‘Such games hint at how best to program a quantum computer.’
    • ‘The missile was equipped with an autonomous inertial command structure and an on-board digital computer.’
    • ‘The group built the largest quantum computer ever, capable of factoring the number 15.’
    • ‘Early in his career, he pushed for the Smithsonian to purchase its first mainframe computer.’
    • ‘But speed barriers, even in today's fast computers, are already an issue.’
    • ‘Today's computers process data in the form of voltages representing 1s and 0s.’
    • ‘The use of hand-held computers varies widely in clinical practice.’
    • ‘However, integrated graphics are the mainstay of today's office computers.’
    • ‘The worm attempts to copy itself to the Windows folder on networked computers with open shared drives.’
    1. 1.1A person who makes calculations, especially with a calculating machine.



/kəmˈpyo͞odər/ /kəmˈpjudər/