|Definition||:||from compute, which means to calculate|
|Category||:||Computing » General Computing|
What does Computer mean?
Computer is a device for storing and processing data. The word “computer” comes from the word “compute” which basically means “to calculate”. A person who did these calculations were often 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.
Some popular backronyms for COMPUTER are:
Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Trade, Education, and Research
Common Operating Machine Purposely Used for Technological and Educational Research
Commonly Operated Machine Particularly Used for Technical Education and Research