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Computer vs. Calculator

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Main Difference

The main difference between Computer and Calculator is that the Computer is a simple general-purpose device for performing arithmetic or logical operations and Calculator is a electronic device used to perform operations of arithmetic.

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  • Computer (noun)

    A person employed to perform computations; one who computes. from 17th c.

  • Computer (noun)

    A male computer, where the female computer is called a computress.

  • Computer (noun)

    A programmable electronic device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very quickly; now especially, a small one for personal or home use employed for manipulating text or graphics, accessing the Internet, or playing games or media. from 20th c.

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  • Calculator (noun)

    A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations.

  • Calculator (noun)

    A person who performs mathematical calculation

  • Calculator (noun)

    A person who calculates (in the sense of scheming).

  • Calculator (noun)

    A set of mathematical tables.

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  • Computer (noun)

    One who computes.

  • Computer (noun)

    an electronic device for performing calculations automatically. It consists of a clock to provide voltage pulses to synchronize the operations of the devices within the computer, a central processing unit, where the arithmetical and logical operations are performed on data, a random-access memory, where the programs and data are stored for rapid access, devices to input data and output results, and various other peripheral devices of widely varied function, as well as circuitry to support the main operations.

  • Computer (noun)

    same as digital computer.

  • Calculator (noun)

    One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.

Webster Dictionary
  • Computer (noun)

    a machine for performing calculations automatically

  • Computer (noun)

    an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

  • Calculator (noun)

    a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations

  • Calculator (noun)

    an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

Princeton's WordNet

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