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Computer vs. Desktop

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Computernoun

A person employed to perform computations; one who computes.

Desktopnoun

The top surface of a desk.

Computernoun

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

Desktopnoun

(computing) A desktop computer.

β€˜Laptops are often more expensive than desktops.’;

Computernoun

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.

Desktopnoun

The main graphical user interface of an operating system, usually displaying icons, windows and background wallpaper.

β€˜I installed a new application and it added its icon to my desktop.’;

Computernoun

One who computes.

Desktopadjective

Designed for use on a desk or similar piece of furniture.

Computernoun

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.

Desktopadjective

(computing) Of an application, designed to be run on a personal computer.

Computernoun

same as digital computer.

Desktopnoun

the top of a desk

Computernoun

a machine for performing calculations automatically

Desktopnoun

(computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

Computernoun

an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

Computer

A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can perform generic sets of operations known as programs.

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