Microcomputer



[mahy-kroh-kuh m-pyoo-ter] /ˈmaɪ kroʊ kəmˌpyu tər/

noun
1.
a compact computer, with less capacity and capability than a minicomputer, consisting of a and other components.
/ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmˈpjuːtə/
noun
1.
a small computer in which the central processing unit is contained in one or more silicon chips Sometimes shortened to micro
n.

1971, from micro- + computer.

A computer based on a microprocessor.
Contrast with minicomputer, mainframe.
(1995-02-07)

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