personal computer

/ˌpərs(ə)n(ə)l kəmˌpjudər/

Other forms: personal computers

Definitions of personal computer
  1. noun
    a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time
    synonyms: PC, microcomputer
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    desktop computer
    a personal computer small enough to fit conveniently in an individual workspace
    portable computer
    a personal computer that can easily be carried by hand
    briefcase computer
    a portable computer housed in a box that resembles a briefcase
    hand-held computer, hand-held microcomputer
    a portable battery-powered computer small enough to be carried in your pocket
    laptop, laptop computer
    a portable computer small enough to use in your lap
    notebook, notebook computer
    a small compact portable computer
    a portable computer that is operated by a touchscreen
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    digital computer
    a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits
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