digital computer

Definitions of digital computer

n a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits

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bbs, bulletin board, bulletin board system, electronic bulletin board
a computer that is running software that allows users to leave messages and access information of general interest
file server
(computer science) a digital computer that provides workstations on a network with controlled access to shared resources
mainframe, mainframe computer
a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
a digital computer of medium size
a computer that uses two or more processing units under integrated control
PC, microcomputer, personal computer
a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time
von Neumann machine
any digital computer incorporating the ideas of stored programs and serial counters that were proposed in 1946 by von Neumann and his colleagues
a desktop digital computer that is conventionally considered to be more powerful than a microcomputer
dedicated file server
(computer science) a file server that can be used only as a file server
desktop computer
a personal computer small enough to fit conveniently in an individual workspace
non-dedicated file server
(computer science) a file server that can be used simultaneously as a workstation
portable computer
a personal computer that can easily be carried by hand
a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time
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computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
a machine for performing calculations automatically

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