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First Known Use of computer
1613, in the meaning defined above
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“Computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/computer. Accessed 19 Mar. 2020.
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Kids Definition of computer
: an automatic electronic machine that can store and process data
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