supercomputer

[ soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter, soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter ]
/ ˈsu pər kəmˌpyu tər, ˌsu pər kəmˈpyu tər /

noun

a very fast, powerful mainframe computer, used in advanced military and scientific applications.

Nearby words

  1. supercluster,
  2. supercoil,
  3. supercollider,
  4. supercolumnar,
  5. supercolumniation,
  6. superconductivity,
  7. superconductor,
  8. supercontinent,
  9. supercool,
  10. supercow

Origin of supercomputer


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British Dictionary definitions for supercomputer

supercomputer

/ (ˌsuːpəkəmˈpjuːtə) /

noun

a powerful computer that can process large quantities of data of a similar type very quickly
Derived Formssupercomputing, noun

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Word Origin and History for supercomputer

supercomputer

n.

1968, from super- + computer.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper