posted Oct 30, 2014, 10:22 AM by Maurice Nyamoti
updated Oct 30, 2014, 11:49 PM
Definition of a
Computer is an electronic device
that operates (works) under the control of programs stored in its own memory
computer is an electronic machine that processes raw data to give information
electronic device that accepts data
as input, and transforms it under the influence of a set of special
instructions called Programs, to
produce the desired output (referred to as Information).
- A computer automatically accepts data & instructions as
input from an Input device, stores them temporarily in its memory, then
processes that data according to the instructions given, and finally transfers
the processed data (Information) to an Output device.
computer is described as an electronic
device because; it is made up of electronic components and uses electric energy (such as electricity)
computer has an internal memory, which stores data & instructions
temporarily awaiting processing, and even holds the intermediate result
(information) before it is communicated to the recipients through the Output devices.
- It works on the data using the instructions
issued, means that, the computer cannot do any useful job on its own. It can only work as per the set of instructions
A computer will accept data in one form and produce it in
another form. The data is normally held
within the computer as it is being processed.
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