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


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


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Origin of microcomputer

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

/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmˈpjuːtə) /


a small computer in which the central processing unit is contained in one or more silicon chipsSometimes shortened to: micro
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