home computer


: a personal computer used in the home

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One contractor mailed home computer hard drives filled with secrets from Afghanistan to Texas. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2023 The crowd is awakened by the scene, which gave people more to think about than just buying a home computer. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 12 Feb. 2023 Popular personal computer brands, such as Apple and Commodore, advertised the availability of educational software as a reason for families to invest in a home computer. The Conversation, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2023 Ali got into Khan’s home computer and pulled data on his last call and the last known location of him, which was in Prince George’s County. Washington Post, 29 Jan. 2022 What if instead of sitting idle, your home computer could help cure some of the world’s most devastating diseases? Carolyn Graybeal, Discover Magazine, 26 Nov. 2014 For those still unconvinced that OpenAI’s ChatGPT heralds major innovation in artificial intelligence, take it from the man who kickstarted the home computer revolution 50 years ago. Bytristan Bove, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2023 Find your home computer in this section, click it, and choose Share Screen. David Nield, Popular Science, 23 Jan. 2023 Unlike the Apple II, which was aimed at the home computer market, the Lisa would be targeted at the business market, use the powerful Motorola 68000 microprocessor, and be paired with a hard drive. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of home computer was in 1955

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“Home computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/home%20computer. Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

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