Definitions for "Computer"
an electronic device for performing calculations automatically. It consists of a clock to provide voltage pulses to synchronize the operations of the devices within the computer, a central processing unit, where the arithmetical and logical operations are performed on data, a random-access memory, where the programs and data are stored for rapid access, devices to input data and output results, and various other peripheral devices of widely varied function, as well as circuitry to support the main operations.
An electronic machine that can perform calculations and can process a large amount of information accurately and much more rapidly than the human brain. (Kybdy, Gr. 1; Terms..., Gr. K-4)
An electronic device capable of interpreting and executing programmed commands for input, output, computation, and logic operations.
An electronic tool for the rapid collection, organization, and communication of large amounts of information.
a tool used for data storage, sorting, and retrieval.
a basic tool in almost every place of work and in learning
a beautiful thing
a book , a library , a telephone , a television , a radio , a slide projector , an encyclopedia , a newspaper , a museum , and dozens of other familiar things
a deterministic system which has no recourse to subjectivity, relying exclusively on objective algorithms
A "computer" is defined for Current Population Surveys as a personal or home workstation having a typewriter-like keyboard connected to a laptop computer, mini-computer, or mainframe computer.
an object, and it has a motherboard, and it has a keyboard
a typewriter with an attitude
a intriguing business and studying more about it can be extremely fulfilling
a intriguing industry and studying more about it is extremely advantageous
a big investment, but the time you spend to learn your way around it shouldn't be
a stirring business and studying more about it can be very profitable
a stirring industry and learning more about it is very remunerative
Keywords:  perfectionist, nightmare
a perfectionist's nightmare
Keywords:  sensor, conquest, ecu, coolant, pcm
see engine control unit cone filter connecting rod Conquest control arm coolant coolant passage coolant temperature sensor
an electrical connection with the wheel sensors for receiving and comparing the signals produced by the wheel sensors
Many modern cars have a central computer called an engine control unit (ECU) or power train control module (PCM). This controls the car's fuel and ignition systems by taking information from various sensors to determine how to run the engine with the most efficiency and power.
Keywords:  devilry, box, beige, keyboard, stupid
a box full of distractions
a box, usually in beige or cream, with a keyboard, a mouse, a monitor and a hole for sticking disks
a expensive, complex stupid box, its what the user does that makes it stupid
n. A functional unit that can perform substantial computations, including numerous arithmetic operations and logic operations without human intervention during a run. In information processing, the term computer usually describes a digital computer. A computer may consist of a stand-alone unit or may consist of several interconnected units.
a device designed by humans to run programs written by humans
a human being
a much more complex system than a book - so, information access and presentation mechanisms have to be far more sophisticated
an isanely complex beast and peoples expectations to be able to use one with the same level of simplicity as a toaster is unrealistic
Keywords:  elsie, envied, myron, utah, southern
a much envied commodity in Elsie's and Myron's corner of the state, and not in the budget of many families living in and around the Southern Utah reservation
a dongle for running the software programs you want or need
a stack of numerous software and hardware layers
A system of hardware that is coordinated by software called an operating system.
a gateway to everything else these patients would like to do, including motivating your own muscles through electrical stimulation," said Cyberkinetics chief executive Tim Surgenor
(Unihipili) Memory bank; Subconscious Mind; Child.
a 'grid', whereas a mind is a web
a platform and provides resources such as a processor, memory and storage
Keywords:  contoso, member
a member of the contoso
Keywords:  automata, example
an example of an automata
a positive reinforcer for a student, and is not upset or impatient if a student is slow or gets frustrated
a technological marvel that makes the concept of interpersonal communication and the whole world being a Global Village all the more powerful
Keywords:  playground, virtual
a virtual playground
Keywords:  amazing, invention
an amazing invention
Keywords:  geeks, magnet
a geek magnet for geeks
Keywords:  wand, magic
Keywords:  wait, freed, servant, expanded, dark
a dark servant, just waiting to be even more freed from its bindings
an optional expense that can wait until the business has expanded
Keywords:  dte, dce, modem
a DTE, and a modem is a DCE
a little bit of world
a little nicer here, but using Palm OS shortcuts we have eliminated most of the limits we faced
Keywords:  buddy, i've, poor, drinking
a very poor drinking buddy, I've found
Keywords:  genie, wish, grant
a genie that can grant any wish
a crude and inadequate, but still useful, analog of the brain (which we will assume includes the entire nervous system)
a very primitive--maybe, by now, not always so primitive--brain, one which is created directly by the mental level of existence
a fast and accurate symbol processing system
a lousy status symbol
a mechanism which interacts with symbols
Keywords:  awake, glowing, soul, coal, sky
a glowing coal To warm my spirit awake my soul Type away, fingers fly The spirit fires for the sky
a large investment, and if you lack technical knowledge coming to a decision can be challenging
a very challenging product to purchase wisely
an equipment used to analyze and process data and display the results on any medium it is capable of writing on
an inanimate object not capable of self thought
a recorder of a process of thought
Keywords:  trance, inducer, effective
a very effective trance inducer
Keywords:  elephant, obvious, dynamic, reason
a dynamic elephant, for other than the obvious reason
an expert and doing repetitive tasks flawlessly and efficiently
a bit cruncher
a mechanism programmed with a thousand tiny bits of information
Keywords:  actuary, heart
an actuary with a heart
an expensive investment, and should be built and shown with pride
an expensive investment and should be protected
a relatively expensive item often seen as a luxury
same as digital computer.
a digital system
Compatible Tape (CCT) The magnetic tape upon which the digital data for remotely sensed images are sometimes distributed.
Computer is an IEEE Computer Society practitioner-oriented magazine issued to all members of the society. It contains peer-reviewed articles, regular columns and interviews on current computing-related issues.
Keywords:  recursive, partial, function
a partial recursive function C ( p )
Keywords:  novel, architecture
a novel architecture
a good example, I think, because it is such a component based entity
an assembly of several components
an organization of elementary functional components in which, to a high approximation, only the function performed by those components is relevant to the behavior of the whole system
Keywords:  pen, slave, script
a slave with a script, but who has the pen
Keywords:  mediated, experience
a mediated experience
Keywords:  appliance, anything
an appliance just like anything else
Keywords:  dive, see
see dive computer
Keywords:  machinery, electrical, piece
an electrical piece of machinery
Keywords:  hierarchy, abstractions
a hierarchy of abstractions
a versatile platform, and it needs the users to define what they can do with it
a housing of several items, any which of these could be defective or incorrectly installed
a relatively large investment - anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars
Keywords:  easier, way
an easier way to do the same
a natural structure created by a naturally evolved species in accordance with its naturally evolved behavior
Keywords:  sorts, driving, game
a driving game of sorts
a must for most businesses
an essential business expense that can be either written off or depreciated
a mechanism for interpreting a language
Keywords:  highly, specialized
a highly specialized (i
a very useful instrument in writing up field research, and one's paper
a licensed professional company, Our
Keywords:  big, students, help
a big help for students
an object of substance, but how it looks affects how you interact with it, and that's style
a large investment, and you have every right to ask for all possible information
Keywords:  kind, different
a different kind
Keywords:  possibility, practical
a practical possibility
Keywords:  instrument, general
a general instrument
Keywords:  good, example
a good example of this
Keywords:  administrator, system, person
a system and a person is an administrator
Keywords:  ends, means
a means to an ends
Keywords:  end, means
a means to an end
Keywords:  short, purchase, term
a short-term purchase
Keywords:  right, you
You are using a computer right now.
Keywords:  one
One who computes.