HyperDic: computer

English > 2 senses of the word computer:
NOUNartifactcomputer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systema machine for performing calculations automatically
person computer, calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimatoran expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
computer > pronunciation
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English > computer: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA machine for performing calculations automatically.
Synonymscomputing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
Category ofalpha test(computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
back upmake a copy of (a computer file) especially for storage in another place as a security copy
beta test(computer science) a second test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by an outside organization
compatiblecapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
computer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
consoleA scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)
data structure(computer science) the organization of data (and its storage allocations in a computer)
digital communication, data communicationelectronic transmission of information that has been encoded digitally (as for storage and processing by computers)
faceplateA protective covering for the front of a machine or device (as a door lock or computer component)
format, formatting, data format, data formattingThe organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
incompatibleincapable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
interconnection(computer science) the act of interconnecting (wires or computers or theories etc.)
modulecomputer circuit consisting of an assembly of electronic components (as of computer hardware)
outageA temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)
passOne complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
plotterAn instrument (usually driven by a computer) for drawing graphs or pictures
printoutThe output / output of a computer in printed form
readout, read-outThe output of a computer in readable form
scratchpad(computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information
slot, expansion slot(computer) a socket in a microcomputer that will accept a plug-in circuit board
throughputoutput relative to input
up(used of computers) operating properly
visual display unit, VDU(British) British term for video display
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Part ofplatformThe combination of a particular computer and a particular operating system
Partsbusbar, busAn electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
cathode-ray tube, CRTA vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe(computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
chip, microchip, micro chip, silicon chip, microprocessor chipelectronic equipment consisting of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit
computer accessoryAn accessory for a computer
computer circuitA circuit that is part of a computer
data converterconverter for changing information from one code to another
disk cacheA cache that stores copies of frequently used disk sectors in random access memory (RAM) so they can be read without accessing the slower disk
diskette, floppy, floppy diskA small plastic magnetic disk enclosed in a stiff envelope with a radial slit
hardware, computer hardware(computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
keyboarddevice consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory boardAn electronic memory device
monitor, monitoring deviceDisplay produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor
peripheral, computer peripheral, peripheral device(computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
NarrowerTuring machineA hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape
analog computer, analogue computerA computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
digital computerA computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
home computerA computer intended for use in the home
node, client, guest(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
number cruncherA computer capable of performing a large number of mathematical operations per second
pari-mutuel machine, totalizer, totaliser, totalizator, totalisatorcomputer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won
predictorA computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
server, host(computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers / printers as shared resources to a computer network
web site, website, internet site, siteA computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
BroadermachineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Spanishcalculadora, calculador, computadora, computador, ordenador, procesador de datos, procesador
Catalancalculadora, calculador, computadora, computador, ordinador, processador
Adjectivescomputationalof or involving computation or computers
Verbscomputemake a mathematical calculation or computation
computerize, computerisecontrol a function, process, or creation by a computer
computerize, computerisestore in a computer
computerize, computeriseprovide with computers
English > computer: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines).
Synonymscalculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator
NarroweradderA person who adds numbers
number crunchersomeone able to perform complex and lengthy calculations
statistician, actuarysomeone versed in the collection and interpretation of numerical data (especially someone who uses statistics to calculate insurance premiums)
subtracterA person who subtracts numbers
BroaderexpertA person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
Spanishcalculista, computador, estimadora, estimador, figurer, tasadora
Catalanestimador estadístic, estimador
Verbscomputemake a mathematical calculation or computation
computerisecontrol a function, process, or creation by a computer

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