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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.
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