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personal computer

n. Abbr. PC
A computer built around a microprocessor for use by an individual, as in an office or at home or school.

personal computer

n
(Computer Science) a small inexpensive computer used in word processing, playing computer games, etc

per′sonal comput′er


n.
a microcomputer designed for individual use, as for word processing, financial analysis, desktop publishing, or playing computer games. Abbr.: PC
[1975–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal computer - a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a timepersonal computer - a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time
desktop computer - a personal computer small enough to fit conveniently in an individual workspace
digital computer - a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
microprocessor - integrated circuit semiconductor chip that performs the bulk of the processing and controls the parts of a system; "a microprocessor functions as the central processing unit of a microcomputer"; "a disk drive contains a microprocessor to handle the internal functions of the drive"
PC board - a removable circuit board for a personal computer; fits into a slot in the mother board
portable computer - a personal computer that can easily be carried by hand
Translations
حاسوب شَخْصي
osobní počítač
pc
személyi számítógép
パソコン
kişisel bilgisayar

personal computer

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person

(ˈpəːsn) plural people (ˈpiːpl) ˈpersons noun
1. a human being. There's a person outside who wants to speak to you.
2. a person's body. He never carried money on his person (= with him; in his pockets etc).
ˈpersonal adjective
1. one's own. This is his personal opinion; The matter will have my personal attention.
2. private. This is a personal matter between him and me.
3. in person. The Prime Minister will make a personal appearance.
4. (making remarks which are) insulting, especially about a person's appearance etc. personal remarks; Don't be personal!
ˌpersoˈnalityplural persoˈnalities noun
1. a person's characteristics (of the mind, the emotions etc) as a whole. a likeable / forceful (= strong) personality.
2. strong, distinctive (usually attractive) character. She is not beautiful but she has a lot of personality.
3. a well-known person. a television personality; (also adjective) a personality cult (= very great, usually too great, admiration for a person, usually a political leader).
ˈpersonally adverb
1. in one's own opinion. Personally, I prefer the other.
2. doing something oneself, not having or letting someone else do it on one's behalf. He thanked me personally.
ˌpersonal comˈputer noun
(also PC) a small computer that can be used independently by an individual user for word-processing, games, e-mail, storage of information. etc.
personal pronoun
a pronoun which refers to the first, second or third persons. I am going; He hit her; She saw you.
ˌpersonal ˈstereo noun
(also Walkman®) a small (radio and) cassette player with headphones that enables the person wearing it to listen to music while walking etc.
ˌpersonal ˌwatercraft noun
a small boat for one or two people that is ridden like a motorcycle.
in person
personally; one's self, not represented by someone else. The Queen was there in person; I'd like to thank him in person.