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Meaning of analog computer

an'alog comput'er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a computer that represents data by measurable quantities, as voltages or, formerly, the rotation of gears, in order to solve a problem, rather than by expressing the data as numbers. Cf. digital computer.
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