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Meaning of “computer” in the English Dictionary

"computer" in British English

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computernoun [C or U]

uk   /kəmˈpjuː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
A1 an ​electronicmachine 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 ​ourcustomerorders are ​handled by computer. We've put all ​ourrecords 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 ​electronicdevice that can ​storelargeamounts 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   us   /kəmˈpjuːtər/ IT
an ​electronicmachine that ​calculatesdata very quickly, used for ​storing, writing, ​organizing, and sharing ​informationelectronically or for ​controlling other ​machines: log onto/start/boot up a computer You will need a ​username 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 ​keepscrashing 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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