Full Form of COMPUTER : Common Operating Machine Purposely Used for Technological and Educational Research

What is the full form of COMPUTER ?

No:1. Computer is not an acronym, it is a word derived from a word “compute” which means to calculate.
No:2. So, in simple words you can say that computer is an electronic device which is used for fast calculation.
No:3. Some people say that COMPUTER stands for Common Operating Machine Purposely Used for Technological and Educational Research.
No:4. It is only a myth because first this definition does not make any sense and second when the computer were invente they were just calculating machines which needs a lot of space for establishment.
No:5. A computer is a general purpose electronic device that is use to perform arithmetic and logical operations automatically.
No:6. A computer consists of a central processing unit and some form of memory.
a). COMPUTER = Arithmetical Logical Unit (ALU) +  Control Unit (CU)
b). ALU: Arithmetic Logical Unit is used to carry out arithmetic and logical operation.
c). CU: Control unit is used to change the order of operations in response to stored information.

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Computer architecture

Categorization on the basis of technology :
No:1. Digital Computer
No:2. Analog Computer
No:3. Hybrid Computer

Categorization on the basis of generation

No:1. First generation computers: (1940-1956) based on Vacuum tubes.
No:2. Second generation computers: (1956-1963) based on Transistors
No:3. Third generation computers: (1964-1971) based on Integrated Circuits
No:4. Forth generation computers: (1971- Present) Based on Microprocessors
No:5. Fifth generation computers: (Present and Beyond) based on Artificial Intelligence
No:6. There are many types of computers available on the basis of their working areas: Super computer, work frames, personal computer, desktops, laptops, palmtops etc.

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