server

[ sur-ver ]
/ ˈsɜr vər /

noun

Origin of server

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at serve, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for server

server

/ (ˈsɜːvə) /

noun

a person who serves
mainly RC Church a person who acts as acolyte or assists the priest at Mass
something that is used in serving food and drink
the player who serves in racket games
computing a computer or program that supplies data or resources to other machines on a network
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Science definitions for server

server

[ sûrvər ]

A computer that manages centralized data storage or network communications resources. A server provides and organizes access to these resources for other computers linked to it.
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Culture definitions for server

server


Computer or software that performs administration or coordination functions within a network.

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