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English noun: mainframe

1. mainframe (artifact) a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room


Synonymsmainframe computer


Broader (hypernym)digital computer


Narrower (hyponym)supercomputer

2. mainframe (artifact) (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing


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


SynonymsC.P.U., central processing unit, central processor, CPU, processor


Broader (hypernym)computer hardware, electronic equipment, hardware


Part holonymCPU board, mother board


Part meronymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system


Domain categorycomputer science, computing









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