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Definitions of ANALYTICAL ENGINE
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A design for a general-purpose digital computerproposed by Charles Babbage in 1837 as a successor to hisearlier special-purpose Difference Engine.The Analytical Engine was to be built from brass gears poweredby steam with input given on punched cards. Babbage couldnever secure enough funding to build it, and so it was, andnever has been, constructed. (http://fourmilab.ch/babbage/).
By Denis Howe
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