Definition of computerese in English:



  • 1The jargon associated with computers.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both were noted for their flying fingers and ability to digest large doses of "computerese".’
    • ‘With terminology cribbed from 1960s computerese, DNA was suggested as the source of both data and instructions.’
    • ‘I don't try to talk legalese to them; they shouldn't try to talk computerese to me.’
    • ‘I hooked up with Josh and some folks from the Rhode Island Science Fiction Club and chatted about local stuff and some computerese.’
    specialized language, technical language, slang, cant, idiom, argot, patter, patois, vernacular
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    1. 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.’