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minicomputer in Computers topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishminicomputermin‧i‧com‧put‧er /ˈmɪnikəmˌpjuːtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  TDa computer that is larger than a personal computer and smaller than a mainframe, used by businesses and other large organizations
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minicomputerThe model they kept in mind was the Hewlett-Packard 3000, a minicomputer that had never cracked a smile in its life.Both geometric correction and image registration involve lengthy and time-consuming operations, taking several hours on a minicomputer.But in minicomputers, with short word lengths, the distinction is not so clear.But the company, which specialized in minicomputers, failed to capitalize on the switch to personal computers.If the target system is a computer system, it could be mainframe, minicomputer or microcomputer.In the 1970s and 1980s, most computers were mainframes or minicomputers, big closets stuffed with wires and circuitry.The successful data bases generally are maintained on microcomputers, rather than minicomputers or mainframes.This means the physical components of computers, including the minicomputers, microcomputers and integrated systems and attachments to the computers.