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minicomputer

[ min-ee-kuhm-pyoo-ter ]
/ ˈmɪn i kəmˌpyu tər /
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noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for minicomputer

minicomputer
/ (ˌmɪnɪkəmˈpjuːtə) /

noun

a small comparatively cheap digital computer
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