computer Definition

  • 1an electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data
  • 2a person who performs computations

Using computer: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "computer" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I use my computer to write emails.

  • Example

    The computer is an essential tool for modern life.

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    The computer has revolutionized the way we work.

  • Example

    She works as a computer programmer.

computer Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for computer

Phrases with computer

  • a computer designed for use by one person at a time


    I bought a personal computer for my home office.

  • the study of computers and computing, including theoretical and practical aspects


    He majored in computer science in college.

  • a type of malicious software that can replicate itself and spread to other computers


    My computer got infected with a virus and I had to take it to a technician.

Origins of computer

from Latin 'computare', meaning 'to calculate'


Summary: computer in Brief

A 'computer' [kəmˈpjuː.tər] is an electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data. It has become an essential tool for modern life, revolutionizing the way we work. 'Computer' also refers to a person who performs computations. Phrases like 'personal computer' and 'computer science' extend its usage, while 'computer virus' denotes malicious software that can infect computers.

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