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Definition 1: (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where mainframe or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached

Synonyms for mainframe in the sense of this definition

(mainframe is a kind of ...) equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)

(mainframe is a kind of ...) (computer science) the mechanical, magnetic, electronic, and electrical components making up a computer system

(mainframe is a part of ...) the main circuit board for a computer

(... is part of mainframe) a machine for performing calculations automatically

(mainframe belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 2: a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for mainframe in the sense of this definition

(mainframe is a kind of ...) a computer that represents information by numerical (binary) digits

(... is a kind of mainframe ) a mainframe computer that is one of the most powerful available at a given time

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