mainframe


noun Computers.

  1. a large computer, often the hub of a system serving many users.

noun

    1. a high-speed general-purpose computer, usually with a large storage capacity
    2. (as modifier)mainframe systems
  1. the central processing unit of a computer

n.“central processor of a computer system,” 1964, from main (adj.) + frame (n.).

  1. A large, often powerful computer, usually dedicated to lengthy, complex calculations or set up for use by many people simultaneously. Compare personal computer.

A large, powerful computer system. A mainframe computer typically carries out complex calculations and is shared by many users. (Compare personal computer.)

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