Definition of Computer science

1. Noun. The branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures.

Exact synonyms: Computing
Examples of category: Allocation, Storage Allocation, Data Encryption, Desktop Publishing, Access, Memory Access, Accumulator, Accumulator Register, Background, Desktop, Screen Background, Backup, Computer Backup, Buffer, Buffer Storage, Buffer Store, Bbs, Bulletin Board, Bulletin Board System, Electronic Bulletin Board, Cache, Memory Cache, C.p.u., Central Processing Unit, Central Processor, Cpu, Mainframe, Processor, Computer, Computing Device, Computing Machine, Data Processor, Electronic Computer, Information Processing System, Computer Circuit, Computer Network, Command Key, Control Key, Core, Magnetic Core, Counter, Cursor, Pointer, Dedicated File Server, Dialog Box, Panel, Dip Switch, Dual Inline Package Switch, Disk Controller, Disc Drive, Disk Drive, Hard Drive, Winchester Drive, Display Adapter, Display Adaptor, Dongle, Drive, Eprom, Erasable Programmable Read-only Memory, File Server, Firewall, Foreground, Computer Hardware, Hardware, Index Register, Interface, Port, Electronic Stylus, Light Pen, Core Memory, Magnetic Core Memory, Disc, Disk, Magnetic Disc, Magnetic Disk, Client, Guest, Node, Non-dedicated File Server, Computer Peripheral, Peripheral, Peripheral Device, Pel, Picture Element, Pixel, Printer, Ram Disk, Fixed Storage, Read-only Memory, Read-only Storage, Rom, Head, Read/write Head, Register, Positioner, Rotary Actuator, Router, Screen Saver, Security System, Host, Server, Shift Register, Data Track, Track, Virtual Memory, Virtual Storage, Window, Architecture, Computer Architecture, Cisc, Complex Instruction Set Computer, Complex Instruction Set Computing, Reduced Instruction Set Computer, Reduced Instruction Set Computing, Risc, Dithered Color, Dithered Colour, Nonsolid Color, Nonsolid Colour, Execution Speed, Bits Per Inch, Bpi, Interoperability, Emulation, Terminal Emulation, Computer Simulation, Simulation, Descriptor, Information Theory, Logic, Ontology, Video, E-mail, Electronic Mail, Email, Command Prompt, Prompt, Computer File Name, Computer Filename, File Name, Filename, Code, Computer Code, Argument, Parameter, Address, Computer Address, Reference, American Standard Code For Information Interchange, Ascii, Ascii Character Set, Firmware, Microcode, Core Dump, Dump, Soft Copy, Hard Copy, Directory, Subdirectory, Computer Menu, Menu, Cascading Menu, Hierarchical Menu, Submenu, Computer File, Backup File, Binary File, Main File, Master File, Disk File, Detail File, Transaction File, Input Data, Input File, Output File, Read-only File, Document, Text File, Computer Software, Package, Software, Software Package, Software Program, Software System, Operating System, Os, Computer Program, Computer Programme, Program, Programme, Disambiguator, Job, Compiler, Compiling Program, Device Driver, Driver, Editor, Editor Program, Interface, User Interface, Interpreter, Interpretive Program, Text Editor, Service Program, Utility, Utility Program, Command, Instruction, Program Line, Statement, Computer Database, Electronic Database, Electronic Information Service, On-line Database, High-level Formatting, Initialisation, Initialization, Low-level Formatting, Gigo, Communications Protocol, Protocol, File Transfer Protocol, Ftp, Sgml, Standard Generalized Markup Language, Cartridge Font, Font Cartridge, Raster Font, Screen Font, Domain Name, Programing Language, Programming Language, Object-oriented Programing Language, Object-oriented Programming Language, Icon, Title Bar, Packet, Computer Error, Error, Hardware Error, Disk Error, Programming Error, Software Error, Run-time Error, Runtime Error, Semantic Error, Syntax Error, Algorithm Error, Seek, Crash, Head Crash, Disc Pack, Disk Pack, Field, Bit Field, Disc Space, Disk Space, Disk Overhead, Overhead, Power User, Coder, Computer Programmer, Programmer, Software Engineer, Resolution, Data Processing, Execution, Instruction Execution, Fragmentation, Iteration, Looping, Iteration, Loop, Operation, Retrieval, Storage, Baud, Baud Rate, Megaflop, Mflop, Million Floating Point Operations Per Second, Teraflop, Trillion Floating Point Operations Per Second, Million Instructions Per Second, Mips, Check Bit, Parity, Parity Bit, Block, Bad Block, Partition, Capacity, Formatted Capacity, Unformatted Capacity, Time Sharing, Access Time, Run-time, Seek Time, Track-to-track Seek Time, Bits Per Second, Bps, Latency, Rotational Latency, Command Overhead, Command Processing Overhead, Command Processing Overhead Time, Overhead, Real Time, Rasterize, Scroll, Iterate, Clear, Google, Mapquest, Ping, Save, Write, Overwrite, E-mail, Email, Netmail, Spam, Network, Input, Concatenate, Cascade, Computerise, Computerize, Cybernate, Program, Programme, Load, Import, Export, Spool, Access, Address, Emulate, Addressable, On-line, Online, Off-line, Interoperable, Streaming, Parallel, In Series, Nonparallel, Serial, Real-time, Stovepiped, Computer Readable, Machine Readable, Open-source
Category relationships: Computer, Computing Device, Computing Machine, Data Processor, Electronic Computer, Information Processing System
Generic synonyms: Applied Science, Engineering, Engineering Science, Technology
Specialized synonyms: Object, Ai, Artificial Intelligence
Group relationships: Informatics, Information Processing, Information Science, Ip

Definition of Computer science

1. Noun. The study of computers and their architecture, languages, and applications, in all aspects, as well as the mathematical structures that relate to computers and computation. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Computer Science

computer models
computer mouse
computer network
computer operation
computer paper
computer peripheral
computer peripherals
computer processor
computer program
computer programing
computer programme
computer programmer
computer programming
computer programs
computer readable
computer science (current term)
computer scientist
computer scientists
computer screen
computer security
computer simulation
computer simulations
computer storage
computer storage devices
computer store
computer system
computer systems
computer technician
computer technicians
computer technology

Literary usage of Computer science

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"The ERC is actively involved in graduate programs in the several engineering disciplines, mathematics and computer science, particularly interdisciplinary ..."

2. Innovation in Information Technology by National Research Council (U.S.) (2003)
"By 1955, NSF began to fund basic research in computer science theory with its first grants for the research of recursion theory and one grant to develop an ..."

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