home computer


Definition of home computer

: a personal computer used in the home

Examples of home computer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They're not meant to be run by any random nerd on a home computer. Paul Ford, Wired, "The Power and Paradox of Bad Software," 22 Sep. 2020 Instead, the calls could start via text messages that could be in several languages, and be conducted on a smartphone instead of a home computer. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, "COVID widens racial gap in Minnesota's health care system," 14 Sep. 2020 That state of affairs now seems set to change thanks to the recent release of a Windows executable that can decrypt the data dumped from those aging arcade hard drives for play on a modern home computer. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "You can now play an ultra-rare Quake arcade cabinet at home," 17 Aug. 2020 District campuses are scheduled to begin checking devices out to students who don’t have a personal home computer Aug. 10. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Northwest Houston area school districts prepare to start instruction during the pandemic," 8 Aug. 2020 Despite its unprepossessing appearance, the PCjr is a virtual Rosetta stone whose meaning and message must be understood in order to understand the success or failure of any home computer that comes thereafter. Steven Levy, Wired, "Where Are the Adults in the Clubhouse?," 10 July 2020 An Italian teenage boy who programmed his home computer to catalog miracles and died at 15 years old is one step closer to becoming the first Catholic millennial saint. Fox News, "Italian teen who created catalog of miracles is one step closer to becoming 'patron saint of the internet'," 29 June 2020 Not everyone on the team has a home computer, though. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "Anderson High School's Esports team jumpstarted students, school's tech innovation," 23 June 2020 That possibility propels Kalil through his long days, which begin with a predawn run and end at 1 a.m. in front of his home computer. Anchorage Daily News, "Guides to the other side: Here are some of the people working to get us through pandemic desolation," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of home computer

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of home computer was in 1955

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2 Oct 2020

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“Home computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20computer. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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