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    The Buzzword of the Day for 11/28/2015 is:

    computer (noun)


    What does it mean?

    : one that determines or calculates especially by mathematical means; especially : a programmable usually electronic machine that can store, get back again, and work with data

    How do you use it?

    In the 1940s, Mel's grandmother operated an early computer that took up a whole room.

    Are you a word wiz?

    About when do you think the word "computer" first appeared in English?

    A. in the early 2000s
    B. in the late 1800s
    C. in the mid-1600s
    D. in the late 1400s
    Check your answer on Word Central.

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