Definition of computer science in English:

computer science


  • The study of the principles and use of computers.

    • ‘Mainly out of obligation to his parents, Neeson went to Queen's University in Belfast to study physics and computer science.’
    • ‘I am probably one of the few people in the House with a degree in computer science and information technology.’
    • ‘To achieve this aim it draws on biology, biochemistry, engineering, mathematics and computer science.’
    • ‘He was an electrical engineering student but emerged with a degree in computer science instead.’
    • ‘He is going to five different colleges, trying to convince kids to study computer science.’
    • ‘The moral of the story is that computer science is not the same as software development.’
    • ‘But what rational student would study computer science when there are no jobs to be had?’
    • ‘Turing's legacy as one of the founders of computer science cannot be overestimated.’
    • ‘The facility will investigate computer science and the social context of technology.’
    • ‘Machine translation is at the confluence of linguistics and computer science.’
    • ‘Is studying computer science the best way to prepare to be a programmer?’
    • ‘After only six months, Chen was able to grasp the core technologies of electronics and computer science.’
    • ‘Starting with grade seven, education in computer science takes a more formal approach.’
    • ‘Born in Beijing, Weng studied computer science at the University of Texas.’
    • ‘It has yet to become a widely accepted core element of computer science or IT degree programs.’
    • ‘Adleman realized that the genetic code can be used, just like the binary code of computer science, to encode mathematical problems.’
    • ‘She will be graduating in May of 2005 with a major in computer science and a minor in mathematics.’
    • ‘He did the same to get his master's degree in computer science from James Madison University.’
    • ‘Zhuang studied computer science at college for two years, but never had any real interest in the subject.’
    • ‘Now there are more than 50 subjects available, including dance, gender studies and computer science.’


computer science

/kəmˈpyo͞odər ˈˌsīəns/