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supercomputer

[soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter, soo-per-kuh m-pyoo-ter]
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noun
  1. a very fast, powerful mainframe computer, used in advanced military and scientific applications.
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Origin of supercomputer

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hardware, modem, supercomputer, computer, CPU, microcomputer

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British Dictionary definitions for supercomputer

supercomputer

noun
  1. a powerful computer that can process large quantities of data of a similar type very quickly
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Derived Formssupercomputing, noun
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Word Origin and History for supercomputer

n.

1968, from super- + computer.

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