computing machine

Definitions of computing machine
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n a machine for performing calculations automatically

Synonyms:
computer, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
Types:
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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analog computer consisting of a handheld instrument used for rapid calculations; have been replaced by pocket calculators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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