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 Sinclair Research tried to move beyond the home computer market in 1984 with a more expensive offering, the Sinclair QL, intended to appeal to small businesses and professionals. Steve Lohr, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2021 Everyone owning a home computer, or laptop, and using it in the house or apartment. Fox News Staff, Fox News, 13 Aug. 2021 Imagine buying a new car, at your home computer, in 19 minutes. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 29 Aug. 2021 And fans anywhere could wager on a Del Mar race through their home computer or mobile device. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2021 It can be used with your home computer and the matching portable device apps, or with Roon's own Nucleus Core device. Star Tribune, 9 July 2021 Japan has been steadily abandoning the home computer, according to a Japanese government report published in 2019, with the household penetration rate falling from 83% in 2010 to 69% in 2019. Michael Fitzpatrick, Fortune, 13 June 2021 In the early days of crypto mining, a decade ago, individuals could mine cryptocurrencies on a home computer, since the computations required were much easier. Forbes, 22 June 2021 Accessing digital documents and historic photographs from a home computer became even more essential during the coronavirus pandemic when libraries and other research centers were closed. oregonlive, 11 June 2021

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First Known Use of home computer

1955, in the meaning defined above

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15 Oct 2021

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“Home computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20computer. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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