a. An automatic electronic device capable of accepting information, applying prescribed processes to it, and supplying the results of these processes. The term is generally used for any type of computer. See also: analog computer
b. In seismic prospecting, one who with one or two assistants, carries on the routine work of transforming the "wiggly lines" on the reflection records into the form in which they are finally used. Where corrected record sections are prepared, he or she must compute the corrections and must assemble the other information to be fed into the playback so that it will turn out properly corrected records. In addition to handling corrections, the computer must mark the records, read and plot times, and otherwise maintain the flow of data. Such individuals are not used in processing modern digital seismic data. Dobrin
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