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Computer appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Parcel bare ferret up mock computer-referable crap.
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Usage statistics for the noun computer:

spoken English37.67%written English62.33% conversational speech39.44%task-oriented speech60.56% imaginative writing14.45%informational writing85.55%
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Computer is a member of the word family compute, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun computer

What does computer mean as a name of something?

Computer is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: computers

  1. a machine for performing calculations automatically
  2. an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)


Computer: The station computer on board Babylon 5 has an artificial intelligence and delivers some of its communication by voice. This was usually played by script supervisor Haley McLane, but when rebooted in one episode, speaks with the voice of Harlan Ellison.


"Computer" is a composition.


"Computer" is an artwork (steel) by Luciano Fabro, begun in (25 years ago).

  • media: steel


  1. Computer is an IEEE Computer Society practitioner-oriented magazine issued to all members of the society. It contains peer-reviewed articles, regular columns and interviews on current computing-related issues. The magazine can be categorized somewhere between a trade magazine and a research journal, drawing on elements of both. Computer provides information regarding current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the computing profession. Subscriptions of the magazine are provided free of cost to IEEE Computer Society members.
  2. Computer a.k.a. Human computer: The term "computer", in use from the early 17th century, meant "one who computes": a person performing mathematical calculations, before electronic computers became commercially available. "The human computer is supposed to be following fixed rules; he has no authority to deviate from them in any detail." Teams of people were frequently used to undertake long and often tedious calculations; the work was divided so that this could be done in parallel.

Phrases with Computer

Phrases starting with the word Computer:

  1. Computer Chip
  2. computer code
  3. computer file
  4. computer game
  5. computer guru
  6. computer menu
  7. computer user
  8. Computer Chess
  9. computer error
  10. Computer Model
  11. computer mouse
  12. computer paper
  13. computer store
  14. computer virus
  15. computer backup
  16. computer dealer
  17. computer expert
  18. computer memory

Phrases ending with the word Computer:

  1. home computer
  2. analog computer

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Computer

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Google previewThe Interface (2011)

IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945–1976 by John Harwood

Further complicating matters, there is a second reason why the design of the computer is a difficult subject for the...

Google previewEnhanced Discovering Computers ©2017, Essentials (2016)

by Misty E. Vermaat, Susan L. Sebok, Steven M. Freund, Mark Frydenberg, Jennifer T. Campbell

A computer is an electronic device, operating under the control of instructions stored in its own memory, that can accept data (input), process the data...

Google previewTuring's Man (2014)

Western Culture in the Computer Age by J. David Bolter

The computer is a product of the belated but fruitful marriage of science and technology. The machine is built upon the work of the best physicists of the past two centuries, although it depends as well upon the empirical sense of generations of ...

Google previewData Acquisition Techniques Using PC (2014)

by Howard Austerlitz

Computer. A computer is the heart of any contemporary data acquisition system. In the early 1980s minicomputers were the workhorse of most science and engineering labs. Hardware was expensive, most software had to be written in- house, ...

Google previewHeinemann Learning to Pass ECDL Syllabus 4.0 (2003)

Using Office 2000 by Angela Bessant

Section The computer and how it works In this section you will learn about: what a computer is the components that make up a...

A computer is a machine that takes in data, processes it following a set of instructions and then produces results.

Google previewUnderstanding Your Life Through Awareness

by Kathy Altaras, Nancy Tappe

The computer is a product of the Violet Age, which in turn, is a product of natural evolution. As we move out of the mechanical age and into the technical age, the computer is the symbolic form of technology, our Mental process in the social ...

Google previewMastering Python Design Patterns (2015)

by Sakis Kasampalis

A computer is a complex machine that depends on several parts to be fully functional.

Google previewAccountancy : for Class Xi

by Banerjee B. K.

A computer is an electronic device that processes data, converting it into information that is useful to people.

A computer is a data processor that can perform substantial ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Computer Science (2004)

by Edwin D. Reilly

Item Principal Article Original Owner Alpha Intermediate Languages Digital Equipment Corporation Alta Vista World Wide Web Digital Equipment Corporation Apple Apple; Personal Computing Apple Computer, Inc. Aptiva IBM PC IBM ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2005)

by Ghaoui, Claude

OVERVIEW Human computer interaction (HCI) evolved as a recognized discipline that attracts innovation and creativity. For the last 25 years, it inspired new solutions, especially for the benefit of the user as a human being, making the user ...

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Usage statistics about computer

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun computer:

spoken English37.67%written English62.33% conversational speech39.44%task-oriented speech60.56% imaginative writing14.45%informational writing85.55%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun computer:


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Quotes about Computer

The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs. (Joseph Weizenbaum)
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Scrabble value of C3O1M3P3U1T1E1R1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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