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minicomputer

[min-ee-kuh m-pyoo-ter]
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noun
  1. a computer with processing and storage capabilities smaller than those of a mainframe but larger than those of a microcomputer.
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Origin of minicomputer

First recorded in 1965–70; mini- + computer
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Related Words

laptop, workstation, minicomputer, clone, brain, calculator, mini, CPU, PC, mac, mainframe, abacus, microcomputer, analog, computer, Macintosh, palmtop, digital, micro

British Dictionary definitions for minicomputer

minicomputer

noun
  1. a small comparatively cheap digital computer
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