microcomputer

[ mahy-kroh-kuh m-pyoo-ter ]
/ ˈmaɪ kroʊ kəmˌpyu tər /

noun

a compact computer, with less capacity and capability than a minicomputer, consisting of a microprocessor and other components.

Origin of microcomputer

First recorded in 1970–75; micro- + computer
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British Dictionary definitions for microcomputer

microcomputer

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmˈpjuːtə) /

noun

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

microcomputer


n.

1971, from micro- + computer.

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