[ UK /mˈe‍ɪnfɹe‍ɪm/ ]
[ US /ˈmeɪnˌfɹeɪm/ ]
  1. a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
  2. (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing
    the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached
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How To Use mainframe In A Sentence

  • It has a steel-coated mainframe and ceramic swingarm plus a host of exotic features. The Sun
  • Designed nearly a century ago to be all things to all people, it Chaplin-esquely tries to straddle thousands of rapidly fragmenting micro-niches, a mainframe in an iTouch world. The Newsweekly’s Last Stand
  • In those days, mainframe computers were coming into usage and electronic calculators were also just appearing.
  • By designing and developing the mainframe and aluminum bar clamp, the clamping leaf spring can be adjusted to suit the different selection of the material or the transformation of angle.
  • I remember playing this one on a dumb DEC terminal connected to a mainframe somewhere; I just can't remember what it was called.
  • All of a sudden, IBM PCs exchanged information easier with typical minicomputer systems than they did with mainframe computers.
  • On its higher end Unix and mainframe systems, IBM uses in-house technology for these types of tasks.
  • IBM mainframe computers proved to have more than four-year lives, but not by much.
  • Digital priced the new line at less than half the cost of comparable mainframes.
  • The newspaper discovered that numerous UK mainframe support staff lost their jobs as a result of these actions and that IBM offshored the work to South Africa.
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