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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; A large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room.

Usage examples (38)
  • “The mainframe is in sub basement four,” Davin said from behind Rose.
  • “Mr. DeVries … The report on the 2 hour outage of our mainframe is complete.”
  • If it existed outside a computer mainframe, that is.
  • "The mainframe is the ancestor of all virtualization," for more
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