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computer

 
Noun computer has 2 senses
  1. computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically
    --1 is a kind of machine
    --1 is a part of platform
    --1 has parts:
     busbar, bus; cathode-ray tube, CRT; central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe; chip, microchip, micro chip, silicon chip; computer accessory; computer circuit; data converter; disk cache; diskette, floppy, floppy disk; hardware, computer hardware; keyboard; memory, computer memory, storage, computer storage, store, memory board; monitor, monitoring device; peripheral, computer peripheral, peripheral device
    --1 has particulars:
     analog computer, analogue computer; digital computer; home computer; node, client, guest; number cruncher; pari-mutuel machine, totalizer, totaliser, totalizator, totalisator; predictor; server, host; Turing machine; web site, internet site, site
    Derived forms: verb compute1, verb computerize1, verb computerize2, verb computerize3, verb computerise1, verb computerise2, verb computerise3
  2. calculator, reckoner, figurer, estimator, computer - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    --2 is a kind of expert
    --2 has particulars:
     adder; number cruncher; statistician, actuary; subtracter
    Derived forms: verb compute1, verb computerise3
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