home computer


Definition of home computer 

: a personal computer used in the home

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The style throughout evokes the early 1960s, though creator Michael Slack does give a nod to the present: The living-room ensemble includes a home computer that would have stunned people 50 years ago with its existence, let alone its compact size. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: Board Books That Aren’t Boring," 1 Nov. 2018 Investigators found their files on his cellphone and home computer. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Deputy pleads not guilty to groping girl, sneaking into files," 22 May 2018 Parents will receive information on resources on how to implement child safeguards and get free internet filters for home computers. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "John Bel Edwards signs bill to protect students from porn, cyberbullying," 5 June 2018 The initial charges against Dmitriyev, who heads the local branch of the Memorial human rights group, centered on nine photographs of Dmitriyev’s adopted daughter discovered on his home computer. Washington Post, "New fears in Russia as researcher of Stalin purges arrested," 30 June 2018 He is not allowed to possess a firearm, drink excessively, use narcotics, or use a home computer. Nick Powell, Houston Chronicle, "Former Brazoria County lieutenant indicted on child pornography charges," 29 June 2018 Sherman was an avid golfer, duplicate bridge player, world traveler, and enjoyed his home computer. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/23," 23 May 2018 But none of this would be possible without a piece of hardware many of us take for granted in our own home computers. Brian Fung, chicagotribune.com, "How video games helped give us the self-driving car," 5 July 2017 With gigabit service, a high-definition movie can be downloaded in 18 seconds, and a doctor can view X-rays and medical images from a home computer with no delays. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Charter Communications launches gigabit internet service in southeastern Wisconsin," 25 Apr. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined above

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