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English definition of “cloud computing”

cloud computing

noun [U]
 
 
IT, INTERNET
the use of technology, services, software, etc. on the internet rather than software and hardware that you buy and install on your computer: Google took cloud computing a step further last October by offering free word-processing and spreadsheet software over a browser.
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