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microcomputer

[-kəmpyo̅o̅′tər]
a complete multiuse electronic digital computer system consisting of a central processing unit, storage facilities, input/output ports, and a chip or chips containing megabytes of high-speed internal storage. It is commonly designed for use by one person at a time, and it is the primary computing device for consumers. Also called personal computer and hand-held computer. Compare mainframe computer, minicomputer.

microcomputer

A computer with the arithmetic logic unit and control unit contained in a microprocessor.

microcomputer,

n a complete, multiuse, electronic, digital computer system consisting of a central processing unit, storage facilities, I/O ports, and a chip with megabytes of high-speed internal storage; it usually has only one user for personal, home, or office use.
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When microcomputers are not used for critical accounting functions they are typically of little relevance to the accountant because they pose little if any risk of contaminating the accounting information.
Because the emphasis on independent learning has encouraged use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI), computer-based question banks for self-assessment, and other audiovisual and computer-based learning tools, many academic health sciences libraries operate microcomputer learning centers.
Remedies include adjusting room lighting, moving the microcomputer or attaching an antiglare shade device to the monitor's screen.
There are two types of modems that are usually used with a microcomputer system: direct-connect and acoustic modems.
1) In their analysis, Wells and Keene demonstrated that the computer -- especially the microcomputer -- has made significant inroads into the way corporate tax professionals do their work.
Microcomputers do not contain the detailed activity logs or audit trails that mainframe computer systems do.
These devices hold instrument data until microcomputers in the network are ready to receive the information.
Mainframe software differs from microcomputer software less in performance than in application; the mainframe programs are usually run by the data processing department, not by the telecommunications managers.
Best known as the leader in microcomputer modems, Hayes develops, supplies and supports computer communications equipment and software for personal computers and computer communications networks.
However, for the scenario described here, functions cannot be segregated since several employees may operate the microcomputers.
Microcomputers provide an effective tool for small businesses to carry out the essential tasks of bookkeeping and financial statement preparation.
The trend toward increasing reliance on microcomputers is continuing and over the next 12 to 24 months, four in ten respondents will increase the number of microcomputers they use.

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