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main·frame

 (mān′frām′)
n.
A large powerful computer, often serving many connected terminals and usually used by large complex organizations.

mainframe

(ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm)
n
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

main•frame

(ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm)

n.
a large computer, often the hub of a system serving many users.
[1960–65]

main·frame

(mān′frām′)
A large, powerful computer, often serving many terminals and usually used by large, complex organizations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mainframe - a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned roommainframe - 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 processingmainframe - (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"
CPU board, mother board - the main circuit board for a computer
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
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Translations
nagy gépnagygép
大型计算机

mainframe

[ˈmeɪnfreɪm] N (also mainframe computer) → ordenador m or computadora f central

mainframe

[ˈmeɪnfreɪm] n (also mainframe computer) → ordinateur m central

mainframe

[ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm] n (also mainframe computer) → mainframe m inv
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