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mainframe

a large-scale COMPUTER with big data-storage facilities which is often accessible simultaneously from many terminals. Mainframe computers are used by large data-processing departments in businesses for sales and purchase ledger record-keeping, etc.

As MICROCOMPUTERS and MINICOMPUTERS become more powerful in terms of data-processing, speed and data-storage capacity, the distinction between the three types of computer has become blurred.

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Also available with an option to include the entire main frame and safety guards to be made entirely of stainless steel in place of standard painted steel, the Compact Series is offered in 0.
The Compact series extruder is also available with an option to include the entire main frame and safety guards to be made entirely of stainless steel in place of standard painted steel.
This little red laser unit fits on a semi-autos with at least one Picatinny rail slot on the bottom of the main frame.
The main frame is welded of stress-relieved, structural steel plates.
The Stork units for the press slot into the main frame of the press, and are interchangeable with other processes such as flexo, gravure and foil stamping.
The arm is also double-hinged at the midpoint and at the main frame so it can be fitted for anyone's reach.
The rockwheel subframe is bolted to the machine's main frame providing easier access for service to the main components.
At least 80 per cent will be restored, we've got the entire main frame, its steel backbone.
The exterior face flange, or casement fin, of the new Crystal Series 8000 is used to cover the old cut down steel window main frame that is left in place.
There's no need to dislodge the plate as with an S&W revolver by tapping the main frame.
Both players have already arrived but, according to head coach Phil Winstanley, they are expected to take a little time to compete for the main frame of the side.
A continuous weld is made along the perimeter of the hole, which ties the cross beam tightly to the main frame rail.