|Definition||:||not an acronym, it is a word, stems from the verb ‘to compute’ which means to calculate.|
|Category||:||Technology Instruments & Devices|
What does Computer mean?
The act of calculating with figures is to compute. A person who did these calculations was referred to as a computer. Since the original function of the machines was to perform mathematical computations, the machine took the place of the person and became known as the computer. There is a myth that the word computer stands for ‘Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research’.