Personal-computer definition

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A computer built around a microprocessor for use by an individual. Personal computers have their own operating systems, software, and peripherals, and can generally be linked to networks.
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A computer built around a microprocessor for use by an individual, as in an office or at home or school.
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The definition of a personal computer is a small computer with a microprocessor, designed for use by an individual.

An example of personal computers are desktop computers used in homes, schools and small businesses.

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Attributive form of personal computer.

Personal-computer model.

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A small computer, built around a microprocessor, for use by one person at a time (abbr. PC).
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A small, relatively inexpensive computer whose central processing unit is a microprocessor: used in the home, small businesses, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
personal-computer
Plural:
personal-computers

Origin of personal-computer

  • From the trademark, IBM PC.

    From Wiktionary