minicomputer
  • A computer whose size, power, and functionality reside somewhere between a microcomputer and a mainframe. For instance, it may be a high-performance workstation, or a multiprocessor system which supports several dozen users. Its abbreviation is mini. Also called mid-range computer (1).
  • synonym midrange computer
  • A computer whose size, power, and functionality are similar to a minicomputer, with the difference that a midrange computer is only utilized in multiple-user environments.

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