computer science

noun
the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Syn: ↑computing
Members of this Topic:
addressable, ↑on-line, ↑online, ↑off-line, ↑interoperable, ↑streaming, ↑parallel, ↑serial, ↑in series, ↑nonparallel, ↑real-time, ↑stovepiped, ↑machine readable, ↑computer readable, ↑open-source, ↑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, ↑bulletin board system, ↑bulletin board, ↑electronic bulletin board, ↑bbs, ↑cache, ↑memory cache, ↑central processing unit, ↑CPU, ↑C.P.U., ↑central processor, ↑processor, ↑mainframe, ↑computer, ↑computing machine, ↑computing device, ↑data processor, ↑electronic computer, ↑information processing system, ↑computer circuit, ↑computer network, ↑control key, ↑command key, ↑core, ↑magnetic core, ↑counter, ↑cursor, ↑pointer, ↑dedicated file server, ↑dialog box, ↑panel, ↑DIP switch, ↑dual inline package switch, ↑disk controller, ↑disk drive, ↑disc drive, ↑hard drive, ↑Winchester drive, ↑display adapter, ↑display adaptor, ↑dongle, ↑drive, ↑erasable programmable read-only memory, ↑EPROM, ↑file server, ↑firewall, ↑foreground, ↑hardware, ↑computer hardware, ↑index register, ↑interface, ↑port, ↑light pen, ↑electronic stylus, ↑magnetic core memory, ↑core memory, ↑magnetic disk, ↑magnetic disc, ↑disk, ↑disc, ↑node, ↑client, ↑guest, ↑non-dedicated file server, ↑peripheral, ↑computer peripheral, ↑peripheral device, ↑pixel, ↑pel, ↑picture element, ↑printer, ↑RAM disk, ↑read-only memory, ↑ROM, ↑read-only storage, ↑fixed storage, ↑read/write head, ↑head, ↑register, ↑rotary actuator, ↑positioner, ↑router, ↑screen saver, ↑security system, ↑server, ↑host, ↑shift register, ↑track, ↑data track, ↑virtual memory, ↑virtual storage, ↑window, ↑computer architecture, ↑architecture, ↑complex instruction set computing, ↑complex instruction set computer, ↑CISC, ↑reduced instruction set computing, ↑reduced instruction set computer, ↑RISC, ↑nonsolid color, ↑nonsolid colour, ↑dithered color, ↑dithered colour, ↑execution speed, ↑bits per inch, ↑bpi, ↑interoperability, ↑emulation, ↑terminal emulation, ↑simulation, ↑computer simulation, ↑descriptor, ↑information theory, ↑logic, ↑ontology, ↑video, ↑electronic mail, ↑e-mail, ↑email, ↑prompt, ↑command prompt, ↑filename, ↑file name, ↑computer filename, ↑computer file name, ↑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, ↑menu, ↑computer menu, ↑hierarchical menu, ↑cascading menu, ↑submenu, ↑computer file, ↑backup file, ↑binary file, ↑master file, ↑main file, ↑disk file, ↑transaction file, ↑detail file, ↑input file, ↑input data, ↑output file, ↑read-only file, ↑text file, ↑document, ↑software, ↑software program, ↑computer software, ↑software system, ↑software package, ↑package, ↑operating system, ↑OS, ↑program, ↑programme, ↑computer program, ↑computer programme, ↑disambiguator, ↑job, ↑compiler, ↑compiling program, ↑driver, ↑device driver, ↑editor program, ↑editor, ↑user interface, ↑interpreter, ↑interpretive program, ↑text editor, ↑utility program, ↑utility, ↑service program, ↑instruction, ↑command, ↑statement, ↑program line, ↑electronic database, ↑on-line database, ↑computer database, ↑electronic information service, ↑high-level formatting, ↑low-level formatting, ↑initialization, ↑initialisation, ↑GIGO, ↑protocol, ↑communications protocol, ↑file transfer protocol, ↑FTP, ↑standard generalized markup language, ↑SGML, ↑font cartridge, ↑cartridge font, ↑screen font, ↑raster font, ↑domain name, ↑programming language, ↑programing language, ↑object-oriented programming language, ↑object-oriented programing language, ↑icon, ↑title bar, ↑packet, ↑error, ↑computer error, ↑hardware error, ↑disk error, ↑software error, ↑programming error, ↑semantic error, ↑run-time error, ↑runtime error, ↑syntax error, ↑algorithm error, ↑seek, ↑crash, ↑head crash, ↑disk pack, ↑disc pack, ↑field, ↑bit field, ↑disk space, ↑disc space, ↑disk overhead, ↑overhead, ↑power user, ↑programmer, ↑computer programmer, ↑coder, ↑software engineer, ↑resolution, ↑data processing, ↑execution, ↑instruction execution, ↑fragmentation, ↑iteration, ↑looping, ↑loop, ↑operation, ↑retrieval, ↑storage, ↑baud, ↑baud rate, ↑megaflop, ↑MFLOP, ↑million floating point operations per second, ↑teraflop, ↑trillion floating point operations per second, ↑MIPS, ↑million instructions per second, ↑parity bit, ↑parity, ↑check 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, ↑rotational latency, ↑latency, ↑command processing overhead time, ↑command processing overhead, ↑command overhead, ↑real time, ↑rasterize, ↑scroll, ↑iterate, ↑clear, ↑google, ↑mapquest, ↑ping, ↑write, ↑save, ↑overwrite, ↑netmail, ↑spam, ↑network, ↑input, ↑concatenate, ↑cascade, ↑cybernate, ↑computerize, ↑computerise, ↑load, ↑import, ↑export, ↑spool, ↑emulate
Hyponyms: ↑object, ↑artificial intelligence, ↑AI
Part Holonyms: ↑information science, ↑informatics, ↑information processing, ↑IP

* * *

noun [noncount]
: the study of computers and their uses

She has a degree in computer science.

computer scientist noun, pl ⋯ -tists [count]

* * *

comˌputer ˈscience [computer science computer scientist] noun uncountable
the study of computers and how they can be used

a degree in computer science

Derived Word:computer scientist

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Computer science — or computing science (abbreviated CS) is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. Computer scientists invent algorithmic… …   Wikipedia

  • computer science — computer scientist. the science that deals with the theory and methods of processing information in digital computers, the design of computer hardware and software, and the applications of computers. [1970 75] * * * Study of computers, their… …   Universalium

  • computer science — comˌputer ˈscience noun [uncountable] COMPUTING the study of computers and what they can do: • the Department of Computer Science at Oxford University * * * computer science UK US noun [U] ► IT the study of computers, how they work, and how to… …   Financial and business terms

  • Computer Science —   [engl.], Informatik …   Universal-Lexikon

  • COMPUTER SCIENCE — The term Computer Science encompasses three different types of research areas: computability, efficiency, and methodology. General Introduction Computability deals with the question of what is mechanically computable. The most natural way to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Computer Science — Informatik ist die Wissenschaft von der systematischen Verarbeitung von Informationen, insbesondere der automatischen Verarbeitung mit Hilfe von Rechenanlagen. Historisch hat sich die Informatik als Wissenschaft aus der Mathematik entwickelt,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • computer science — informatika statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Mokslas apie informacijos apdorojimą kompiuteriu taikant informacines ir komunikacines technologijas. Terminas „informatika“ buvo pradėtas vartoti XX a. 7 dešimtmetyje, įvardijant mokslą,… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • computer science — com.puter science n [U] the study of computers and what they can do ▪ a BSc in Computer Science …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • computer science — noun (U) the study of computers and what they can do: a BSc in Computer Science …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • computer science — kompiuterija statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Mokslas apie kompiuterius ir jų programinę įrangą: jų veikimo principus, projektavimą, taikymą. Dar vartojama kompiuterių mokslas. atitikmenys: angl. computer science ryšiai: dar žiūrėk –… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.