Definition of computerese in English:



mass nouninformal
  • The technical language and jargon used in computing and computer science.

    • ‘I don't try to talk legalese to them; they shouldn't try to talk computerese to me.’
    • ‘With terminology cribbed from 1960s computerese, DNA was suggested as the source of both data and instructions.’
    • ‘Many of these books are geared to people just starting out - in computerese, you are known as a ‘newbie.’’
    • ‘Apparently, my computer has forgotten how to speak computerese.’
    • ‘I hooked up with Josh and some folks from the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club and chatted about local stuff and some computerese.’
    • ‘Both were noted for their flying fingers and ability to digest large doses of "computerese".’
    specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular
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