computer

What is computer?

computer meaning (IEEE) (1) A functional unit that can perform substantial computations, including numerous arithmetic operations, or logic operations, without human intervention during a run. (2) A functional programmable unit that consists of one or more associated processing units and peripheral equipment, that is controlled by internally stored programs, and that can perform substantial computations, including numerous arithmetic operations, or logic operations, without human intervention.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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