minicomputer

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minicomputer

a medium-scale COMPUTER with sizeable data storage facilities which is often accessible simultaneously from several terminals.

As MICROCOMPUTERS and minicomputers have become more powerful in terms of data-processing speed and data-storage capacity, the distinction between them and MAINFRAME computers has become blurred.

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Party time in Anna Sui's ensemble of silver and yellow floral micromini skirt with bra top with denim bow worn under denim shirt jacket with white collar and accents.
They're about the size of a chess piece, and they look like micromini Michelin men.
AS she shivers on Blackpool prom in trademark micromini and low-cut top, Beverley Callard could be forgiven for regretting her comeback as Corrie's Liz McDonald.
A party dress made of blue taffeta and black velvet was displayed on a dressmaker's mannequin online, via Web cam; its hemline rose and fell according to up-to-the-minute data provided by computers monitoring the fluctuation of stock prices--thus making a Wall Street boom the indisputable cause of the micromini.
En una epoca austera y lopezvelardeana de faldas hasta los tobillos, la persona que hizo el diseno se adelanto en once anos a Mary Quaint y a Carnaby Street: todas las ninas llevaban una micromini, al parecer inspirada en las que salian en los comics de ciencia ficcion.