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Definition: ordinateur


(organizer) The word ordinateur means "organizer" in French, but it also means "computer." Considering how much a computer is used to organize time and information rather than solving mathematical problems (computing), "organizer" might have been the better word in English.

In Spain, the word for computer is generally "ordenador," which also means organizer rather than the Latin American word, which is "computadora." See computers are copy machines.