host computer Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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host computernoun [C]

uk   us   IT
the ​maincomputer in a network (= a ​series of ​computers that are ​connected to each other) which ​controls the ​programs and ​files: To ​print from any other ​machine on the ​network, the ​hostcomputer must be ​switched on.
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