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"computer" in British English

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computernoun [C or U]

uk   /kəmˈpjuː.tər/ us   /kəmˈpjuː.t̬ɚ/
A1 an electronic machine that is used for storing, organizing, and finding words, numbers, and pictures, for doing calculations, and for controlling other machines: a personal/home computer All our customer orders are handled by computer. We've put all our records on computer. computer software/hardware computer graphics a computer program

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

"computer" in American English

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computernoun [C]

us   /kəmˈpju·t̬ər/
an electronic device that can store large amounts of information and be given sets of instructions to organize and change it very quickly: a desktop/personal computer a computer program computer hardware/software
(Definition of computer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"computer" in Business English

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computernoun [C or U]

uk   /kəmˈpjuːtər/ us   IT
an electronic machine that calculates data very quickly, used for storing, writing, organizing, and sharing information electronically or for controlling other machines: log onto/start/boot up a computer You will need a user name and password in order to log onto the computer.reboot/restart a computer You may need to restart your computer after installing the update.log off/shut down a computer Please log off the network and shut down your computer before you leave the office.a computer crashes If the computer keeps crashing unexpectedly, check to make sure you don't have a virus.a computer is down/up All our computers are down right now. Can I call you back? All our records are held on computer. I've been sitting at the computer all day. Right click to download the file onto your computer. computer hardware/software a computer network/system a personal/desktop/home computer
(Definition of computer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “computer”
in Korean 컴퓨터…
in Arabic حاسوب, كُمْبيوتر…
in Malaysian komputer…
in French ordinateur…
in Russian компьютер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電腦…
in Italian computer…
in Turkish bilgisayar…
in Polish komputer…
in Spanish ordenador…
in Vietnamese máy tính…
in Portuguese computador…
in Thai คอมพิวเตอร์…
in German der Computer…
in Catalan ordinador…
in Japanese コンピュータ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计算机,电脑…
in Indonesian komputer…
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