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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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will market mainframe computers targeting corporate clients at roughly half the price of existing ones and also release low-priced personal computers (PCs) by the end of month, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Wednesday.
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