noun Date: 1967 a small computer that is intermediate between a microcomputer and a mainframe in size, speed, and capacity, that can support time-sharing, and that is often dedicated to a single application

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  • minicomputer — UK [ˈmɪnɪkəmˌpjuːtə(r)] / US [ˈmɪnɪkəmˌpjutər] noun [countable] Word forms minicomputer : singular minicomputer plural minicomputers a computer that is more powerful than a pc but not as powerful as a mainframe …   English dictionary

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