[muhth -er-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈmʌð ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a rigid, slotted upon which other that contain the basic circuitry of a computer or of a computer component can be mounted.
Compare (def 14).
(in an electronic system) a printed circuit board through which signals between all other boards are routed
The main circuit board of a computer, usually containing the central processing unit and main system memory as well as circuitry that controls the disk drives, keyboard, monitor, and other peripheral devices.
(mobo) The main printed circuit board in an electronic device, particularly a computer, which may contain sockets that accept additional boards (“daughter-boards”).
In a personal computer, the motherboard contains the bus, the microprocessor, and integrated circuits used for controlling any built-in peripherals such as the keyboard, text and graphics display, serial ports and parallel ports, joystick, and mouse interfaces.
- Mother cell
mother cell n. A cell that divides to produce two or more daughter cells. Also called metrocyte. mother cell (mŭ’ər) See parent cell.
noun 1. a church from which other churches have had their origin or derived their authority. 2. a cathedral or a metropolitan church. 3. the church attended in one’s youth or for the greater part of one’s life.
- Mother city
noun (South African) 1. an informal name for Cape Town
noun 1. the country of one’s birth or ancestry. 2. the country of origin of settlers or colonists in a place. noun 1. the original country of colonists or settlers 2. another term for fatherland