- a compact computer, with less capacity and capability than a minicomputer, consisting of a microprocessor and other components.
Origin of microcomputer
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Related Words for microcomputerlaptop, workstation, minicomputer, hardware, modem, supercomputer, clone, brain, calculator, mini, CPU, PC, mac, mainframe, abacus, microcomputer, analog, computer, Macintosh, palmtop
- a small computer in which the central processing unit is contained in one or more silicon chipsSometimes shortened to: micro
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Word Origin and History for microcomputer
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