Tag: MerriamWebster

Definition of Computer by Merriam-Webster

com·​put·​er | kəm-ˈpyü-tər How to pronounce computer (audio)
: one that computes specifically : a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data using a computer to design 3-D models

Other Words from computer

computerdom kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​dəm How to pronounce computerdom (audio) noun
computerless kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​ləs How to pronounce computerless (audio) adjective
computerlike kəm-​ˈpyü-​tər-​ˌlīk How to pronounce computerlike (audio) adjective

Examples of computer in a Sentence

He works all day on a computer.

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly every table was full on Thursday, six occupied by people staring at their computers.


John King, SFChronicle.com, “In a San Francisco beset by coronavirus, neighborhoods hum while downtown hollows out,” 13 Mar. 2020
The district will offer supportFor students without a computer at home or online access, .Dupre said.


Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, “Fort Bend ISD cancels classes for two weeks,” 13 Mar. 2020
For decades, served as the Santa Monica Police Department’s technology wizard,
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Definition of Gadget by Merriam-Webster

gad·​get | ˈga-jət How to pronounce gadget (audio)

: an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty

Other Words from gadget

gadgetry ˈga-​jə-​trē How to pronounce gadgetry (audio) noun
gadgety ˈga-​jə-​tē How to pronounce gadgety (audio) adjective

Examples of gadget in a Sentence

The kitchen is equipped with all the latest gadgets.

cell phones, pagers, and other gadgets

Recent Examples on the Web From headphones and cameras to air-conditioners and coffee-makers, our gear team put together a list of our favorite deals and gadgets from the month of July.


Rhett Allain, WIRED, “Jakarta’s Doomed Sea Wall, Russia Takes Aim at 2020, and More News,” 31 July 2019
Second, the differences that really matter center on software, services, and serious questions about how users should or shouldn’t relate to their gadgets and the tech companies that make them.


Samuel Axon, Ars Technica,
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