# What does the word 'computer' mean?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 06/13/2009

The act of calculating with figures is to compute. A person who did these calculations was referred to as a computer. Since the original function of the machines was to perform mathematical computations, the machine took the place of the person and became known as the computer. While the machine is capable of so much more than plain mathematical sums, the root capability is still dependant upon the ability to do these calculations. Look up the word "compute". A "computer" is something CALLED MILLWALL its a machine which helps the owner in the following manner 1.)to connect internet 2.)to help in calculating various sum's 3.)to solve various problemo like create data