Definition of computer

Computer Science JSS1 First Term


Definition of computer

Performance Objectives

The student should be able to:

     1. Define the basic concept of computer.

     2. Define three main parts of computer as a machine/device.


Definition of a computer

Computer can be defined as an electronic machine that accepts data as input, processes the data and gives out information. Computer being the most sophisticated machine ever invented by man could mean different things to different people. We each have a unique perception of what computers are, depending on our individual exposure to the computer.

Some people with limited exposure perceive computers as complex machine that causes problems and headaches, they term it as a strange thing which they may not be able to operate. Others however, are intrigued by the computer and it may mean a fast thinking machine that gives you answers to almost every question.

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