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What is a Computer? Webopedia Definition

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A computer is a programmable machine. The two principal characteristics of a computer are: It responds to a specific set of instructions in a well-defined manner and it can execute a prerecorded list of instructions (a program).

Modern Computers Defined

Modern computers are electronic and digital. The actual machinery wires, transistors, and circuits is called hardware; the instructions and data are called software.

Computer System

All general-purpose computers require the following hardware components:

In addition to these components, many others make it possible for the basic components to work together efficiently. For example, every computer requires a bus that transmits data from one part of the computer to another.

Computer Classification: By Size and Power

Most people associate a personal computer (PC) with the phrase computer.  A PC is a small and relatively inexpensive computer designed for an individual

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Definition of Computer by Merriam-Webster

com·​put·​er | kəm-ˈpyü-tər How to pronounce computer (audio)
: one that computes specifically : a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data using a computer to design 3-D models

Other Words from computer

computerdom kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​dəm How to pronounce computerdom (audio) noun
computerless kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​ləs How to pronounce computerless (audio) adjective
computerlike kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​ˌlīk How to pronounce computerlike (audio) adjective

Examples of computer in a Sentence

He works all day on a computer.

Recent Examples on the Web The researchers, including co-author Vladimir Pariev, looked at a number of different computer models, testing objects as small as 164 feet across all the way up to 656 feet across, comprised of rock, ice or iron.

Fox News, “Tunguska event may have been caused by iron asteroid that went back into space, researchers say,” 2 June 2020
Though that’s still two days away, computer models are showing temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 60s and possibly
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computer | History, Networking, Operating Systems, & Facts

Computer, device for processing, storing, and displaying information.

Technician operates the system console on the new UNIVAC 1100/83 computer at the Fleet Analysis Center, Corona Annex, Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA. June 1, 1981. Univac magnetic tape drivers or readers in background. Universal Automatic Computer

Britannica Quiz

Computers and Operating Systems

What was the Universal Automatic Computer nicknamed?

Computer once meant a person who did computations, but now the term almost universally refers to automated electronic machinery. The first section of this article focuses on modern digital electronic computers and their design, constituent parts, and applications. The second section covers the history of computing. For details on computer architecture, software, and theory, see computer science.

Computing basics

The first computers were used primarily for numerical calculations. However, as any information can be numerically encoded, people soon realized that computers are capable of general-purpose information processing. Their capacity to handle large amounts of data has extended the range and accuracy of weather forecasting. Their speed has allowed them to make decisions about routing telephone connections through a network and to control mechanical

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Top 36 Internet Providers in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix residential internet coverage

Cox and CenturyLink cover the most ground in Phoenix.

The main internet providers in Phoenix are Cox Communications and CenturyLink.

Cox has cable internet with speeds up to 940 Mbps in the Valley of the Sun. That’s dramatically faster than the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) broadband standard of 25 Mbps.

The Cox Communications service area covers most of Phoenix, Glendale, and Mesa. It stretches from Creek to South Mountain and from Sun City to Apache Junction. But it misses the Salt River Reservation.

CenturyLink has fiber internet speeds up to 940 Mbps in some areas, including parts of Camelback East Village, Alhambra, and Encanto Village. The rest of Phoenix has access to CenturyLink’s DSL internet with speeds up to 115 Mbps.

CenturyLink has a larger internet service area in Arizona as a whole. But CenturyLink and Cox cover mostly the same ground within city limits.

Sparklight,

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definition of technology by The Free Dictionary

Technology is almost magical, and ambition for a better life is now universal.
“I had made up my mind to he an engineer, and I went over to the Boston Institute of Technology.”
They are, as described by one expert, “interchangeable with the technology used for pointing warheads to precise points on the ground” (as quoted in The China Threat, by Bill Gertz, published in 2000).
The increased use of technology in the classroom since the 1980s involves both technology instruction and integration at all levels of education.
Taking a seemingly structured approach to technology acquisition, a senior management team is established to develop new business practices and rules required to implement the technology.
In the U.S., diesel technology has always faced challenges because of strict emissions laws.
From the S & T community, one often hears, “The acquisition guys never transition our technology!” From the acquisition
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