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Computer science is

the study of computers and what they can do — the inherent powers and limitations of abstract computers, the design and characteristics of real computers, and the innumerable applications of computers to solving problems.[1]
[t]he branch of science and technology that is concerned with methods and techniques relating to data processing performed by automatic means.[2]


  1. Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field, at 12.
  2. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 7 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).