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English citations of computer

Noun: "programmable device that computes"[edit]

  • 2003, Janis Bubenko, John Impagliazzo, Arne Sølvenberg, History of Nordic computing: IFIP WG9.7 First Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing, シュプリンガー・ジャパン株式会社, →ISBN, page 297:
    The instructions to a computer appear in lexical forms of some artificial, formally and carefully constructed language, a language never spoken, only written by a programmer, and read by him and the computer.

Noun: "person who computes"[edit]

  • 1927, J. B. S. Haldane, Possible Worlds and Other Essays, p. 173
    Only a few years ago Mr. Powers, an American computer, disproved a hypothesis about prime numbers which had held the field for more than 250 years.