Definition of minicomputer in English:

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minicomputer

Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnɪkəmˌpjuːtə/

noun

A computer of medium power, more than a microcomputer but less than a mainframe.
Example sentences
  • Agent software is now available for just about every type of hardware device, from the latest communications servers through to the most ancient of Digital Equipment PDP - 11 minicomputers.
  • The first Unix was developed at the Bell Labs in 1971 for PDP minicomputers.
  • The commercial array processors, coupled with minicomputers from Digital Equipment Corporation and Data General, were often used as supercomputers.

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