a small computer or other dedicated device that performs preliminary processing of data for a host computer.
a small computer that receives data from input devices and performs some initial processing tasks on it before passing it to a more powerful computer for final processing
(FEP) 1. A small computer necessary to enable an IBM mainframe using SNA to communicate beyond the limits of the dinosaur pen.
2. A small computer controlling the screen and keyboard of a Symbolics 3600 LISP Machine.
[fruhn-ten-is, fron-] /frʌnˈtɛn ɪs, frɒn-/ noun 1. a Latin American game, resembling squash, played with rackets and a hard rubber ball on a three-walled court similar to a jai alai court.
[fruhn-ter] /ˈfrʌn tər/ noun 1. a person who belongs to a group or organization, especially a political one, that is or is presumed to be a cover or disguise for another activity: a Communist fronter. [fruhnt] /frʌnt/ noun 1. the foremost part or surface of anything. 2. the part or side of anything that faces […]
noun 1. a foot measured along the front of a lot.
noun, Football. 1. the four defensive players positioned on the line of scrimmage in a common defensive alignment to guard against the run and to rush the passer.