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computer science

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75
Related forms
computer scientist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for computer scientist

computer science

noun
1.
the study of computers and their application
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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.
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