personal computer

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of personal computer

: a general-purpose computer equipped with a microprocessor and designed to run especially commercial software (such as a word processor or Internet browser) for an individual user

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First Known Use of personal computer

1959

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PERSONAL COMPUTER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of personal computer for English Language Learners

  • : a small computer designed for use by one person at home or in an office


PERSONAL COMPUTER Defined for Kids

personal computer

noun

Definition of personal computer for Students

: a computer designed for an individual user


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