Definition and Characteristics of Computer

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: kingsley

<p class="has-luminous-vivid-amber-background-color has-background"><strong>INTRODUCTION</strong></p> The computer is a very important tool or device which is gradually becoming an indispensable part of life. A computer has input devices, output devices, processing unit and memory devices which enables it to accept, store and process data based on the instructions given by the computer user to produce useful output called information either as softcopy or hardcopy. <p class="has-vivid-red-color has-text-color"><strong>DEFINITION OF COMPUTER</strong></p> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>Computer is an electronic device which accepts data, stores them, process them and bring out an output called information.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <!-- wp:paragraph --> <p>It is a programmable machine designed to perform arithmetic and logical operations automatically and sequentially on the input given by the user and gives the desired output after processing and storage. The computer as a machine works on four components, namely: <strong><em>data input, data storage, data processing </em></strong>and<strong><em> information output</em></strong>.</p> <!-- /wp:paragraph --> <div class="sign-up-notice-after-excerpt-two" style="background-color:powderblue;"> You are viewing an excerpt of this lesson. Subscribing to the subject will give you access to the following: <ul> <li>The complete lesson note and evaluation questions for this topic</li> <li>The complete lessons for the subject and class (First Term, Second Term & Third Term)</li> <li>Media-rich, interactive and gamified content</li> <li>End-of-lesson objective questions with detailed explanations to force mastery of content</li> <li>Simulated termly preparatory exams</li> <li>Discussion boards on all lessons and subjects</li> <li>Guaranteed learning</li> <li>Win great prizes for topping the <a href="">Primacy Ebooks</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="sensei-message info"></div>

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