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A large powerful computer, often serving many connected terminals and usually used by large complex organizations.
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1. (Computer Science)
a. a high-speed general-purpose computer, usually with a large storage capacity
b. (as modifier): mainframe systems.
2. (Computer Science) the central processing unit of a computer
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a large computer, often the hub of a system serving many users.
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A large, powerful computer, often serving many terminals and usually used by large, complex organizations.
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|Noun||1.||mainframe - a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room|
digital computer - a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
supercomputer - a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time
|2.||mainframe - (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; "the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached"|
computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system - a machine for performing calculations automatically
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
computer hardware, hardware - (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system
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mainframe[ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm] n (also mainframe computer) → mainframe m inv
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