the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers.
Can You Ace This Quiz About “Compliment” vs. “Complement”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement”!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of computer science
First recorded in 1970–75
OTHER WORDS FROM computer science
computer scientist, noun
Words nearby computer science
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for computer science
the study of computers and their application
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for computer science
The study of the design and operation of computer hardware and software, and of the application of computer technology to science, business, and the arts.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.