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acronymof COMPUTER
« on: July 19, 2009, 02:21:46 AM »
 WHAT IS THE ACRONYM OF THE TERM `COMPUTER`?

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Re: acronymof COMPUTER
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 09:17:42 AM »
there isn't one... but if there was, it would be C.

On the other hand, the rule of thumb is that an acronym form a pronouncable word, as opposed to an abbreviation. For example, DLL is a abbreviation(For Dynamic Link Library), since it doesn't form a pronouncable word (and is usually pronounced Dee-Ell-Ell). On the other hand, BIOS, which stands for "Basic Input/Output System", is an acronym since it can be pronounced "Bye-oss" or "bye-ose" without breaking the strict rules of pronounciation. Which variant one uses becomes one of preference and perhaps their native vernacular, similar to po-tay-toes versus pah-Tah-Toes type thing (and likewise for the good ol' nightshade vegetable).

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Re: acronymof COMPUTER
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 10:05:07 AM »
Come On Man Pick Up That Extra Ram...

I'm sure there may be others... ;D

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Re: acronymof COMPUTER
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 10:34:40 AM »
A little history for you:  HERE and HERE.

Neither is too long.  The second entry touches just a bit on algorithms and binary logic.  There was a whole progression of mathematics, thought, and mechanical devices which led to the modern day computer.

The "father" of the programmable computer is generally considered to be Charles Babbage.

You are not wrong to ask if the word computer is an acronym.  I'm just trying to help you understand why the term computer is a literal word, rather than an acronym.


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Re: acronymof COMPUTER
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 09:00:27 PM »
From the grief that puters give us it might be something that ends in Rectum...
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    Re: acronymof COMPUTER
    « Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 05:19:36 PM »
    I have to agree with Quantos.

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    Re: acronymof COMPUTER
    « Reply #6 on: July 22, 2009, 01:50:21 PM »
    Just thought I'd also mention the below Computer Hope link, which gives a full definition of a computer.

    http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/c/computer.htm

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    Re: acronymof COMPUTER
    « Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 11:33:51 AM »
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