digital computer

/ˌdɪdʒɪdl kəmˌpjudər/

Definitions of digital computer
  1. noun
    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
    type of:
    computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
    a machine for performing calculations automatically
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