Computer' is not an acronym, it is a word. The word stems from the verb 'to compute' which means to calculate.
The word is derived from the Latin 'computare', which is composed of com- 'together' +putare 'to settle' (an account).
There is a myth that the word computer stands for 'Common Operating Machine Purposely Used for Technological and Educational Research'.
This is utter rubbish; for a start, the 'definition' does not make sense, and secondly, when computers where invented and named, they did exactly what their name suggests - they were gigantic calculators. They were rare and expensive devices that filled entire rooms.
That such a machine would have been named 'common' would have been ridiculous, let alone the idea that someone would use one for fun, or anything other than technological and educational research.
In 1943, Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM, said that he thought there was "a world market for maybe five computers". This was, bear in mind, the man in charge of a computer company; and he was in change of making them sound good. It makes me wonder what else will change and become commonplace by the time he reaches his old age.
C - Commonly
O - Operated
M - Machine
P - Particularly
you - Used for
T - Technical
E - Education and
R - Research
C = commanly
o = operated
m = machine
p = particularly
you = used for
t = trade
e = education and
r = research
Guys don't give crazy answers! There is no full form for computer. Its just a word like any other machine. If you think there is full form for computer, what is the full form for calculator, typewriter, car, train, motorcycle and dryer, or any machine for that matter!
There was no full form of computer at that time when it was introduced but now there are many meanings of computer that includes nearly all fields like education, training, research, communication, calculation, media, etc.
It's wrong if anyone say that it is used only for calculation. It's uses have become more wide.
There is no real full form of the computer, the word is generated from the English word "compute", whose general meaning is 'to calculate'.
Any word that have full form should be written in Capital letters such as " COMPUTER". These capital letters means it is a collection of many different words, but here, it is a English word in itself. So English says that there is no full form of any English word that has any meaning . So Computer has no full form.
The use of the word "computer" was recorded first in 1613, in referrence to a person who carried out calculations, or computations, and the word continued to be used in that sense until the middle of the 20th century. Later on, the word "computer" began to take on its more familiar meaning, describing a machine that carries out computations.
There is no recorded evidence stating the full form of computer anywhere in books, and neither recognized by any entity/body.
What nonsense are these answers. There is no full form of computer, the word computer comes from computing, which means calculation. The first computer is not designed for any educational purpose and research, only for calculation. Try to study the history of COMPUTER, that's all.
Computer is a word which is derived from the word compute. Which means to count. Because it process the data by counting electrical signals i.e "ON" and "OFF". So it has no full form. It is not an abbreviation.
Computer has no full form. All those full form explanations were be created by users. At first computer were only used for calculating purpose. Nowadays computers fill all the departments.
No such full form of computer exists because computer is not an abbreviation. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the definition of computer is: "an electronic machine which is used for storing, organizing and finding words, numbers and pictures, for doing calculations and for controlling other machines"
So please do not misguide the student or anyone who does not know that computer has no full form.
Basically computer has no full form. It's meaning is that it performs every operation and function by computing or we can say by calculation, which is usually done using binary digits( 0 & 1).
There are myths that students and teachers are creating among themselves that the word computer has any full form. They are only creating definition of computer within its its name.
Computer is called computer because it is capable to perform computation. Computation means calculation and logical operations e.g. Comparison, etc.. So the computer is called computer not calculator. Calculation only include mathematical operation.
C - come to me and
o - operate the
m - machine,
p - power on the
you - unit
t - to get
e - error less
r - result
There is no full form of computer, because it is the adjective of the word 'compute'. Such as the adjective of 'play' is 'player', the adjective of 'compute' is 'computer'.