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motherboard

[ muhth-er-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈmʌð ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun Computers.

a rigid, slotted board upon which other boards that contain the basic circuitry of a computer or of a computer component can be mounted.Compare board (def. 14).

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Origin of motherboard

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British Dictionary definitions for motherboard

motherboard
/ (ˈmʌðəˌbɔːd) /

noun

(in an electronic system) a printed circuit board through which signals between all other boards are routed
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Scientific definitions for motherboard

motherboard
[ mŭðər-bôrd′ ]

The main circuit board of a computer, usually containing the central processing unit and main system memory as well as circuitry that controls the disk drives, keyboard, monitor, and other peripheral devices.
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