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Meaning of DIGITAL COMPUTER

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
 
 See Also: bbs, bulletin board, bulletin board system, computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic bulletin board, electronic computer, file server, information processing system, mainframe, mainframe computer, microcomputer, minicomputer, multiprocessor, PC, personal computer, von Neumann machine, workstation

 

 

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 Definition: 

A computer that represents numbers and other data using discrete internal states, in contrast to the continuously varying quantities used in an analog computer.

Some of the fundamental ideas behind the digital computer were proposed by alan turing between 1936 and 1938. The first electronic digital computer built was the atanasoff-berry computer (ABC, 1937-1942), closely followed by the eniac (1943-1946).

 

 

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