network computer


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net′work comput`er


n.
a relatively inexpensive computer with minimal processing power, designed primarily to provide access to computer networks, as corporate intranets or the Internet. Abbr.: NC
[1990–95]
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It can get to a point where not having an adequate phone system and network computers can be draining."
Ellison primed delegates at the IT support services and customer relationship management conference in San Francisco yesterday to expect announcements about the network computer "soon".
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