Com`put´er   Pronunciation: kǒm`pūt´ẽr
n.1.One who computes.
2.(Computers) 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.
3.(Computers) same as digital computer.
Noun1.computer - a machine for performing calculations automatically
2.Computercomputer - an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
1.(publication)Computer - A journal of the IEEE Computer Society.
2.(computer)computer - A machine that can be programmed to manipulate symbols. Computers can perform complex and repetitive procedures quickly, precisely and reliably and can quickly store and retrieve large amounts of data.

The physical components from which a computer is constructed (electronic circuits and input/output devices) are known as "hardware". Most computers have four types of hardware component: CPU, input, output and memory. The CPU (central processing unit) executes programs ("software") which tell the computer what to do. Input and output (I/O) devices allow the computer to communicate with the user and the outside world. There are several kinds of memory - fast, expensive, short term memory (e.g. RAM) to hold intermediate results, and slower, cheaper, long-term memory (e.g. magnetic disk and magnetic tape) to hold programs and data between jobs.

See also analogue computer.
To see a computer in your dream, symbolizes technology, information, and modern life. New areas of opportunities are being opened to you. Alternatively, computers also represent a lack of individuality and non expression of emotions and feelings. Too often you are just going along with the flow, without voicing your own opinions and views. You may also feel a depreciated sense of superiority. To dream that you computer has a mind of its own, denotes anxiety about technology and loss of control. You are feeling overwhelmed and feel that you are at the mercy of another. To dream that a computer has a virus, suggests that something in your life that is out of control.IBM machine, IDA, Teleplotter, Telereader, abacist, accountant, actuary, adder, analog computer, analytical control unit, analyzer, bookkeeper, calculator, coder, collator, compiler, computer hardware, computer unit, data processor, decoder, detector, differential, differential analyzer, digital computer, digital graph plotter, divider, electronic brain, electronic computer, estimator, figurer, hardware, information machine, integrator, memory tubes, multiplier, phase discriminator, position coder, printer, printing calculator, receptor, reckoner, relay, selective calculator, selector, statistician, storage unit, telecomputer, thinking machine, transmitter, tristimulus computer
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