Explain what is a computer and write its characteristics?



A computer is an electronic device that can be programmed to accept data (input), process it and generate result (output)

Characteristics of a computer:

  • Speed - A computer is very fast.
  • Accuracy - A computer can give accurate results  for up to 20 to 30 places of decimal. 
  • High storage capacity - It can store large amounts of data.
  • Versatility - It can perform a large variety of tasks.
  • Repetitive - A computer makes no mistake in repeating a task many times.
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Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 14 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.