computing device

Definitions of computing device
  1. noun
    a machine for performing calculations automatically
    synonyms: computer, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
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    analog computer, analogue computer
    a computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
    digital computer
    a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
    home computer
    a computer intended for use in the home
    client, guest, node
    (computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    number cruncher
    a computer capable of performing a large number of mathematical operations per second
    pari-mutuel machine, totalisator, totaliser, totalizator, totalizer
    computer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won
    predictor
    a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
    host, server
    (computer science) a computer that provides client stations with access to files and printers as shared resources to a computer network
    Turing machine
    a hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape
    internet site, site, web site, website
    a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
    bbs, bulletin board, bulletin board system, electronic bulletin board
    a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
    differential analyzer
    an analog computer designed to solve differential equations
    file server
    (computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources
    mainframe, mainframe computer
    a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
    minicomputer
    a digital computer of medium size
    multiprocessor
    a computer that uses two or more processing units under integrated control
    PC, microcomputer, personal computer
    a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time
    slide rule, slipstick
    analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators
    von Neumann machine
    any digital computer incorporating the ideas of stored programs and serial counters that were proposed in 1946 by von Neumann and his colleagues
    workstation
    a desktop digital computer that is conventionally considered to be more powerful than a microcomputer
    chat room, chatroom
    a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)
    portal, portal site
    a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
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    machine
    any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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