Definition of motherboard
: the main circuit board especially of a microcomputer
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In the middle, a tangle of Ethernet cables, aquarium gravel, and imitation pearls create a graphic, black-and-white bizarro world reminiscent of the surface of a motherboard.
As a fail-safe, the motherboard is enclosed in a mesh sleeve that can’t be unscrewed, cracked, or even bored through, thanks to a circuit lining the interior that shatters at the touch of a drill bit.
A computer’s motherboard is essentially its brains that contain key technologies like a central processing unit (CPU) and memory chips that are necessary for the computer to function.
Police returned to the business a few days later and seized 22 motherboards from gambling devices, almost $5,000 in cash, keys to the gaming machines and just over a gram of methamphetamine, according to the search warrant.
Police returned to the business a few days later and seized 22 motherboards from gambling devices, almost $5,000, keys to the gaming machines and just over a gram of methamphetamine, according to the search warrant.
Working with Intel, the team shrank the motherboard, the circuit board containing a computer's main components, to provide space for the bigger battery.
Almost the entire Jenner-Kardashian clan was in sparkling Balmain motherboards.
There’s no word on which AM4 motherboard will house the chips—and motherboard chipsets matter with Ryzen—
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First Known Use of motherboard
MOTHERBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of motherboard for English Language Learners
: the main circuit board of a computer
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Definition of motherboard for Students
: the main circuit board especially of a small computer
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