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mainframe computer

Etymology: OE, maegen, strength, framian, to progress; L, computare, to count
a large general-purpose computer system for high-volume data processing tasks. It may support large numbers of users simultaneously. Compare microcomputer, minicomputer.

mainframe computer

Informatics
A large computer that manipulates large blocks of data by “multitasking” logical sequences. Such data manipulation in hospital computers is now largely carried by networked PCs.
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The vendor, through this process, picks up the order on a terminal which also accesses the main-frame.
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Ah no, zat is my mis-speaking again, I am meaning main-frames.
Data processing : Main-frames, servers, stations, PCs, monitors, printers, peripherals, office applications,.
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Data processing: Main-frames, servers, stations, PCs, monitors, printers, peripherals, office applications.