personal computer

personal computer
noun Date: 1976 a general-purpose computer equipped with a microprocessor and designed to run especially commercial software (as a word processor or Internet browser) for an individual user

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • personal computer — /ˈpɛrsonal komˈpjuter, ingl. ˈpYːsən(J)l kJm&pju:tJ(r)/ [vc. ingl., comp. di personal «personale, individuale» e computer (V.)] loc. sost. m. inv. home computer (ingl.), personal, PC □ (est.) elaboratore, cervello elettronico, computer,… …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • personal computer — ➔ PC * * * personal computer UK US noun [C] ► IT PC(Cf. ↑PC): »Many individuals now look to their personal computers to receive information about their investments …   Financial and business terms

  • personal computer — [n] computer clone, desktop computer, home computer, IBM PC, laptop*, MAC, Macintosh, microcomputer, minicomputer, PC; concepts 269,463 …   New thesaurus

  • personal computer — / pə:snl kəm pju:tə/, it. / pɛrsonal kom pjuter/ locuz. ingl. (propr. calcolatore personale ), usata in ital. come s.m. (inform.) [apparecchio per l elaborazione di dati numerici e di altro tipo] ▶◀ calcolatore (elettronico), computer,… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • personal computer — personal com puter noun count a small computer designed to be used by one person at home or in an office. A personal computer is often simply called a PC …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • personal computer — personal computers N COUNT A personal computer is a computer that is used by one person at a time in a business, a school, or at home. The abbreviation PC is also used …   English dictionary

  • personal computer — n. a small, relatively inexpensive computer whose central processing unit is a microprocessor: used in the home, small businesses, etc …   English World dictionary

  • personal computer — ► NOUN ▪ a microcomputer designed for use by one person at a time …   English terms dictionary

  • Personal computer — This article is about personal computers in general. For computers generally referred to as PCs , see IBM PC compatible. For hardware components dealing with personal computers, see Personal computer hardware. Personal computer An illustration of …   Wikipedia

  • Personal Computer — Apple II Commodore PET 2001 IB …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • personal computer — a microcomputer designed for individual use, as by a person in an office or at home or school, for such applications as word processing, data management, financial analysis, or computer games. Abbr.: PC [1975 80] * * *       a digital computer… …   Universalium

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