[soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter, soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter]


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

Origin of supercomputer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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

1968, from super- + computer.

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