minicomputer

noun
mini·​com·​put·​er | \ˌmi-nē-kəm-ˈpyü-tər \

Definition of minicomputer 

: a small computer that is intermediate between a microcomputer and a mainframe in size, speed, and capacity, that can support time-sharing, and that is often dedicated to a single application

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Those minicomputer giants mostly failed to adapt to the PC and Internet revolutions, and the region wasn't able to nurture a new crop of technology giants to take their place. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Massachusetts gives workers new protections against noncompete clauses," 21 Aug. 2018 Kim had earned membership in the all-powerful Communist Party through years of work helping to create North Korea’s own computers, including the Paektusan minicomputer, named for the mountain where Kim Jong-il was said to have been born. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, "The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends’," 1 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of minicomputer

1967, in the meaning defined above

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