minicomputer


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min·i·com·put·er

 (mĭn′ē-kəm-pyo͞o′tər)
n.
A mid-sized computer, usually fitting within a single cabinet about the size of a refrigerator, that has less memory than a mainframe.
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minicomputer

(ˌmɪnɪkəmˈpjuːtə)
n
(Computer Science) a small comparatively cheap digital computer
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min•i•com•put•er

(ˈmɪn i kəmˌpyu tər)

n.
a computer with processing and storage capabilities smaller than those of a mainframe but larger than those of a microcomputer.
[1965–70]
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minicomputer

A small-sized computer with limited memory and a few peripheral devices.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minicomputer - a digital computer of medium sizeminicomputer - a digital computer of medium size  
digital computer - a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
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Translations

minicomputer

[ˌmɪnɪkəmˈpjuːtəʳ] Nminicomputadora f, miniordenador m (Sp)
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minicomputer

[ˌmɪnikəmˈpjuːtər] nmini-ordinateur m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

minicomputer

[ˌmɪnɪkəmˈpjuːtəʳ] nminielaboratore m, minicomputer m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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