digital computer
noun Date: 1947 a computer that operates with numbers expressed directly as digits — compare analog computer, hybrid computer

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • digital computer — Computer Com*put er (k[o^]m*p[=u]t [ e]r), 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digital computer — n. 1. (Computers) a computer that represents information by numerical digits with a fixed number of values; most commonly each piece of information is internally represented in binary code, as an array of {bits}, which are information units each… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digital computer — ☆ digital computer n. a computer for processing data represented by discrete, localized physical signals, as the presence or absence of an electric current: the most commonly used kind of computer: cf. ANALOG COMPUTER …   English World dictionary

  • digital computer — a computer that processes information in digital form. Cf. analog computer. [1940 45] * * * Computer capable of solving problems by processing information expressed in discrete form. By manipulating combinations of binary digits (see binary code) …   Universalium

  • digital computer — noun a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits • Hypernyms: ↑computer, ↑computing machine, ↑computing device, ↑data processor, ↑electronic computer, ↑information processing system …   Useful english dictionary

  • digital computer — skaitmeninė skaičiavimo mašina statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. digital computer vok. Digitalrechner, m rus. ЦВМ; цифровая вычислительная машина, f pranc. ordinateur digital, m; ordinateur numéral, m; ordinateur numérique, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • digital computer — skaitmeninis kompiuteris statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. digital computer vok. digitaler Rechner, m; Digitalrechenmaschine, f; Digitalrechner, m rus. цифровой компьютер, m pranc. calculateur numéral, m; calculateur numérique, m;… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • digital computer — skaitmeninis kompiuteris statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Kompiuteris, atliekantis veiksmus su ↑skaitmeniniais duomenimis. Elementarus skaitmeninio kompiuterio informacijos vienetas yra ↑bitas, kuriuo patogu pavaizduoti ↑dvejetainį… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • digital computer — computer whose operations are based on a binary system …   English contemporary dictionary

  • digital computer — dig′ital comput′er n. cmp a computer that processes information in digital form Compare analog computer • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

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