Meaning of “computer game” in the English Dictionary

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"computer game" in British English

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computer gamenoun [ C ]

uk /kəmˈpjuː.tə ˌɡeɪm/ us /kəmˈpjuː.t̬ɚ ˌɡeɪm/

a game that is played on a computer, in which the pictures that appear on the screen are controlled by pressing keys or moving a joystick


  • No you can't have a new computer game. I just can't afford it.
  • I really don't understand these newfangled computer games that my children are always playing.
  • He got a new computer game for Christmas, but it doesn't work on our system.
  • You need to have quick reactions to play these computer games.
  • These computer games rely on 3-D graphics.

(Definition of “computer game” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)