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English noun: computer

1. computer (artifact) a machine for performing calculations automatically


Synonymscomputing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system


Broader (hypernym)machine


Narrower (hyponym)analog computer, analogue computer, client, digital computer, guest, home computer, host, internet site, node, number cruncher, pari-mutuel machine, predictor, server, site, totalisator, totaliser, totalizator, totalizer, Turing machine, web site, website


Part holonymbus, busbar, C.P.U., cathode-ray tube, central processing unit, central processor, chip, computer accessory, computer circuit, computer hardware, computer memory, computer peripheral, computer storage, CPU, CRT, data converter, disk cache, diskette, floppy, floppy disk, hardware, keyboard, mainframe, memory, memory board, micro chip, microchip, microprocessor chip, monitor, monitoring device, peripheral, peripheral device, processor, silicon chip, storage, store


Part meronymplatform


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


Domain category membersalpha test, back up, beta test, compatible, computer science, computing, console, data communication, data format, data formatting, data structure, digital communication, expansion slot, faceplate, format, formatting, incompatible, interconnection, module, outage, pass, plotter, scratchpad, slot, throughput, up, VDU, visual display unit

2. computer (person) an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)


Synonymscalculator, estimator, figurer, reckoner


Broader (hypernym)expert


Narrower (hyponym)actuary, adder, number cruncher, statistician, subtracter









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