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mi·cro·com·put·er

 (mī′krō-kəm-pyo͞o′tər)
n.
A personal computer.

microcomputer

(ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmˈpjuːtə)
n
(Computer Science) a small computer in which the central processing unit is contained in one or more silicon chips. Sometimes shortened to: micro

mi•cro•com•put•er

(ˈmaɪ kroʊ kəmˌpyu tər)

n.
a compact computer having less capability than a minicomputer and employing a microprocessor; personal computer.
[1970–75]

microcomputer

A computer that uses a microprocessor chip for its central processor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.microcomputer - a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a timemicrocomputer - 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 صَغير جدا
mikropočítač
mikrocomputer
mikroszámítógép
örtölva
mikrokompiuteris
mikrokompjūters, mikroskaitļotājs
mikropočítač
mikro bilgisayarmikroyonga

microcomputer

[ˌmaɪkrəʊkəmˈpjuːtəʳ] Nmicrocomputador m, microcomputadora f, microordenador m (Sp)

microcomputer

micro-computer [ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmpjuːtər] nmicro-ordinateur m

microcomputer

[ˌmaɪkrəʊkəmˈpjuːtəʳ] nmicrocomputer m inv

microcomputer

(maikrəukəmˈpjuːtə) noun
a very small computer containing tiny pieces of silicon etc designed to act as complex electronic circuits.
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The auditing procedures study (APS), Auditing in Common Computer Environments, describes microcomputers, local area networks, end-user computing, database management systems and telecommunications and their possible audit implications.
Literature searching has evolved from mediated online searching to a diversity of end-user search approaches; library automation has advanced from home-grown mainframe catalog and circulation systems to complex vendor-supplied integrated library systems; the microcomputer and its applications programs have allowed individuals to have extensive power over the management of personal information.
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Ergonomic furnishings: Generally, a microcomputer should not be placed on an accountant's desk because the desk top is too high for the keyboard and too low for the monitor.
There are two types of modems that are usually used with a microcomputer system: direct-connect and acoustic modems.
During the last 10 years, as each generation of mainframes has become twice as fast, microcomputers have become four times faster.
LANs are not new, but they have become increasingly popular in microcomputer-equipped offices, giving users the capabilities and security of larger computer systems, with the cost savings, ease of use, and decentralization of microcomputers.
Nevertheless, many corporations have decided their information is too valuable to expose to the risks represented by the microcomputer.
The Metro AG units being acquired by CHS are MAXDATA Computer GmbH, an information technology wholesale distributor of private-label microcomputer products, with 1997 sales of $0.
Microcomputer Software--Because of the proliferation of low-cost microcomputers, telecommunications managers have been seeking new ways to use these tools to control their departments.
Best known as the leader in microcomputer modems, Hayes develops, supplies and supports computer communications equipment and software for personal computers and computer communications networks.
For larger microcomputer systems and for networked microcomputers, the internal control requirements would be considerably more than those discussed here.

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