home computer

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The C64, a classic home computer.


home computer (plural home computers)

  1. (computer hardware, dated) A computer intended for use in the home.
    Coordinate term: personal computer
    • 1983, Using Your Home Computer, Macmillan International Higher Education, →ISBN, page 80:
      This last section is meant to draw your attention to a further sphere of potential use for your home computer, namely letting it monitor and control some activity directly, without your own participation []

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  • Used mainly in the late 1970s and 1980s, when computers were available for the home for the first time.


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