mainframe Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mainframe" in British English

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mainframenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪn.freɪm/
a very ​large, ​powerfulcomputer with a lot of ​memory that many ​people can use at the same ​time
(Definition of mainframe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mainframe" in American English

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mainframenoun [C]

 us   /ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm/
a ​largecomputer that can be used to do several things at ​once and which is usually used by a ​number of ​people
(Definition of mainframe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mainframe" in Business English

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mainframenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmeɪnfreɪm/ (also mainframe computer) IT
a very large powerful ​computer that many ​people can use at the same ​time: When a ​systemrunning on a mainframe becomes ​outdated, there are a ​variety of ​options for ​upgrading.
(Definition of mainframe from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mainframe”
in Chinese (Simplified) (大型计算机的)主机,大型机…
in Turkish ana bilgisayar…
in Russian мейнфрейм…
in Chinese (Traditional) (大型電腦的)主機,大型機…
in Polish komputer dużej mocy, komputer klasy mainframe…
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