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An electronic computer (circa early 1980s).

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

Computer (plural [[Computers#|Computers]])
  1. (ArticlesnowArticles, rareArticles, chieflyArticles, historical) A person employed to perform computations; one who computes. Template:Defdate
    • 1927, J. B. S. Haldane, Possible Worlds and Other Essays, page 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.
    • 2003, Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything, BCA, page 116:
      One Harvard computer, Annie Jump Cannon, used her repetitive acquaintance with the stars to devise a system of stellar classifications so practical that it is still in use today.
  2. by restriction, a male computer, where the female computer is called a computress
  3. A programmable electronic device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly; now especially, a small one for personal or home use employed for manipulating text or graphics, accessing the Internet, or playing games or media. Template:Defdate

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Antonyms

  • (a person employed to perform computations): computress Template:G (when "computer" is used to represent the masculine form)

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Dutch

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

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  1. [[computer#|computer]]

Verb

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from {{la|computo|computāre|to compute, sum up}}. See also {{fr|compter}}, and {{fr|conter}}.

Verb

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  1. (Articlesold) to compute
    • 1802, François-René de Chateaubriand, Génie du christianisme
      Quant aux ères, ici on compte par l'année de la création, là par olympiade, par la fondation de Rome, par la naissance de Jésus-Christ, par l'époque d'Eusèbe, par celle des Séleucides, celle de Nabonassar, celle des martyrs. Les Turcs ont leur hégire, les Persans leur yezdegerdic. On compute encore par les éres julienne, grégorienne, ibérienne et actienne.
      As the eras, here they compute by the year of the creation, there by olympiads, by the foundation of Rome, by the birth of Christ, by the epoch of Eusebius, by that of Seleucids, of Nabonassar, of the Martyrs. The Turks have their hegira, the Persians their yezdegerdie. The Julian, Gregorian, Iberian and Actian eras, are also employed in computation.

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Italian

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

Computer {{[[Modèle:|]]|}} (invariable)

  1. [[computer#|computer]] (calculating device)

Latin

Verb

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Romansch

Etymology

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Noun

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  1. [[computer#|computer]]

Synonyms

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