digital computer

noun
a computer that processes information in digital form.
Compare analog computer.


Origin:
1940–45

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digital computer
 
n
Compare analog computer an electronic computer in which the input is discrete rather than continuous, consisting of combinations of numbers, letters, and other characters written in an appropriate programming language and represented internally in binary notation

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digital computer definition

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A computer that represents numbers and other data using discrete internal states, in contrast to the continuously varying quantities used in an analog computer.
Some of the fundamental ideas behind the digital computer were proposed by Alan Turing between 1936 and 1938. The design of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (1937-1942) included some of the important implementation details but the first digital computer to successfully run real programs was the Z3 (1941). ENIAC (1943-1946) was the first electronic digital computer but was only programmable by manual rewiring or switches.
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Example sentences
They also type commands on the keyboard of a control console of either a
  mainframe digital computer or a group of minicomputers.
He accepts, however, that three-dimensional digital computer modelling has
  changed the design process a lot in the past ten years.
Ironically, it's the advancing power of the modern digital computer that has
  made such problems solvable.
The neural code is often likened to the machine code that underpins the
  operating system of a digital computer.
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