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CMPTR 3rd Edition

CMPTR (3rd Edition)

Book Edition3rd Edition
Author(s)Pinard, Romer, Morley
PublisherCengage Learning
SubjectComputer Science
Chapter 1, End of Chapter, QUIZ YOURSELF, Exercise 1
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Define the term computer.

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An electronic machine that accepts data as input, processes the data, and generates information as output.


The word computer means to compute. A computer is an electronic device that does quick operations, such as inputting, storing, processing, and outputting. A computer accepts input as per user's instructions and provides output in the desired format.

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A computer is a set of integrated devices that accepts input as raw data via keyboard, mouse, or any other peripheral devices, stores data in primary and secondary memory, processes data, and produces results as useful information that can be displayed on an output device, like a monitor.

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