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10.4: View some interesting definitions in the Dictionary
Authored by: kps on May 11, '05 02:15:45PM
If you only look up words relating to computers in the Oxford English Dictionary, you'll think that you have a book about computers.

According to my copy of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Third Edition, Revised with Addenda:

Computer, one who computes, specifically one employed to make calculations in an observatory, etc.
I suppose that might have changed slightly in later editions.

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