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minicomputer

[min′ikəmpyoo͡′tər]
Etymology: L, minimum, smallest, computare, to calculate
a medium-sized computer, intermediate in size and processing capacity between a microcomputer and a mainframe computer. Compare mainframe computer, microcomputer.

minicomputer

An obsolete term for a computer with a speed and memory capacity between that of a microcomputer and a mainframe computer.
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