computer etymology

Italian word computer comes from English computer

Detailed word origin of computer

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computer English (eng) (by restriction, chiefly, historical) A male computer, where the female computer is called a computress.. (now, rare, chiefly, historical) A person employed to perform computations; one who computes. [from 17th c.]. A programmable electronic device that performs mathematical calculations and logical operations, especially one that can process, store and retrieve large amounts of data very [...]
computer Italian (ita) Computer (calculating device).