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mainframe

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmeɪnfreɪm/ ( also mainframe computer) IT
a very large powerful computer that many people can use at the same time: When a system running on a mainframe becomes outdated, there are a variety of options for upgrading.
Translations of “mainframe”
in Chinese (Traditional) (大型電腦的)主機,大型機…
in Russian мейнфрейм…
in Turkish ana bilgisayar…
in Chinese (Simplified) (大型计算机的)主机,大型机…
in Polish komputer dużej mocy, komputer klasy mainframe…
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