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.||”|
|“||[t]he branch of science and technology that is concerned with methods and techniques relating to data processing performed by automatic means.||”|
- Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field, at 12.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 7 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).