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computer

noun [C or U] uk   /kəmˈpjuː.tər/  us   /-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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in Arabic حاسوب, كُمْبيوتر…
in Korean 컴퓨터…
in Malaysian komputer…
in French ordinateur…
in Turkish bilgisayar…
in Italian computer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電腦…
in Russian компьютер…
in Polish komputer…
in Vietnamese máy tính…
in Spanish ordenador…
in Portuguese computador…
in Thai คอมพิวเตอร์…
in German der Computer…
in Catalan ordinador…
in Japanese コンピュータ…
in Indonesian komputer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计算机,电脑…
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