Where did the word "computer" come from?


The word "computer" comes from the combination of the word "compute" with the suffix "-er." A computer, also called a processor, is a machine that computes or processes data, such as mathematical equations.

"Compute" comes from the French verb "computer," which is from the Latin "computare," meaning to sum up or compute. The word "computer" was first used as a noun in English in the 1600s to describe a person who carried out calculations or equations. It was later adopted as a name for computing machines in the 19th century, when devices capable of carrying out these tasks were invented.

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The word computer comes from the verb 'compute', and means 'one who calculates'.
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