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Computer   /kəmpjˈutər/   Listen

A machine for performing calculations automatically.  Synonyms: computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system.
An expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines).  Synonyms: calculator, estimator, figurer, reckoner.

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"Computer" Quotes from Famous Books

... In order to make this file more accessible to the average computer user, the preparer has found it necessary to re-arrange some of the material. The preparer takes full responsibility for his choice ...
— Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica • Homer and Hesiod

... specialized fonts and typesetting conventions. I have adopted modern computer programming notation using only ASCII characters. The square root of 9 is thus rendered as squareroot(9) and the square of 9 is square(9). 10 divided by 5 is (10/5) and 10 multiplied by 5 ...
— Instruction for Using a Slide Rule • W. Stanley

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