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1An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program.
- ‘The group built the largest quantum computer ever, capable of factoring the number 15.’
- ‘The worm attempts to copy itself to the Windows folder on networked computers with open shared drives.’
- ‘Today's computers process data in the form of voltages representing 1s and 0s.’
- ‘Clearly, not too many can afford to buy their own personal computers.’
- ‘Patients will receive information through their computers on how to manage their disease.’
- ‘I waited until a powerful laptop computer was under $1000 before buying it.’
- ‘However, integrated graphics are the mainstay of today's office computers.’
- ‘The laws were designed to prosecute people who hack into computers and steal information.’
- ‘Since then, the craft appears to have rebooted its own on-board computer more than 60 times.’
- ‘I'd like to be able to access email remotely from the new notebook computer.’
- ‘Participants scan the barcodes of every product they buy using a hand-held computer at home.’
- ‘The missile was equipped with an autonomous inertial command structure and an on-board digital computer.’
- ‘The updated carriages also sport power sockets for notebook computers and other devices.’
- ‘The use of hand-held computers varies widely in clinical practice.’
- ‘Such games hint at how best to program a quantum computer.’
- ‘But speed barriers, even in today's fast computers, are already an issue.’
- ‘Perhaps the most compelling reason to buy a desktop computer is to get your choice of flat-panel displays.’
- ‘Early in his career, he pushed for the Smithsonian to purchase its first mainframe computer.’
- ‘The three desktop computers are connected to each other using Ethernet with a hub.’
- ‘The four-page tabloids, little more than newsletters, materialized mainly because the editor used his personal computer at home.’
- 1.1 A person who makes calculations, especially with a calculating machine.
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