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computer science

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.
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computer scientist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for computer science
  • Cryptology is a specialized branch of mathematics with some computer science thrown in.
  • Starting wages in computer science and engineering have increased steadily over time, for example, but wages in biology have not.
  • Indeed, there are those who argue that computer science is really a social science.
  • When your correspondent paid him a visit at the computer science and engineering department, he sketched out several of them.
  • She has a degree in computer science and lots of experience.
  • Once the lofty domain of that guy you know with the computer science degree.
  • Drop her name in voicemail and computer science academics will call back in seconds.
  • In these cases, decision trees can be complicated tools, laden with mathematics and computer science.
  • Providing operational trace data to support and enable computer science research.
British Dictionary definitions for computer science

computer science

the study of computers and their application
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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computer science in Science
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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