microcomputer

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English[edit]

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1956, micro- +‎ computer.

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microcomputer (plural microcomputers)

  1. (computer hardware) A computer designed around a microprocessor, smaller than a minicomputer or a mainframe.
    • 1956, Isaac Asimov, Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, v 11, July 7, New York: Fantasy House, p 9:
      In recent years, it had become the hallmark of the scientist, much as the stethoscope was that of the physician and the microcomputer that of the statistician.
    • 1985, Micro Communications
      The operation has installed nine Cygnet CoSystems, computerphones that send memos, letters, and even whole files from one microcomputer to another.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English micro- +‎ computer

Noun[edit]

microcomputer m (invariable)

  1. (computing) microcomputer

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