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- noun A hypothetical computing device capable of storing information and responding to computational questions, used in mathematical studies of computability.
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- noun computing theory An
abstract computing machineintroduced in 1936 by Alan Turing to give a mathematically precise definition of computability.
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- noun a hypothetical computer with an infinitely long memory tape
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[After Alan Mathison Turing, who conceived such a machine.]
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From Alan Turing English mathematician, logician, and cryptographer
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