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1The jargon associated with computers.
specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacularView synonyms
- ‘With terminology cribbed from 1960s computerese, DNA was suggested as the source of both data and instructions.’
- ‘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".’
- ‘Many of these books are geared to people just starting out - in computerese, you are known as a ‘newbie.’’
- ‘I don't try to talk legalese to them; they shouldn't try to talk computerese to me.’
- 1.1 The symbols and rules of a computer programming language.
- ‘It's the idea that computers will be able to respond to questions or commands in everyday language, not just computerese or a long series of mouse clicks.’
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