Meaning of “personal computer” in the English Dictionary

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"personal computer" in British English

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personal computernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɜː.sən.əl kəmˈpjuː.tər/ us /ˌpɝː.sən.əl kəmˈpjuː.t̬ɚ/ abbreviation PC

Examples from literature

  • By the 1980s, many people had personal computers in their homes, and the World Wide Web, the Internet as we know it today, began in 1990. 

(Definition of “personal computer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"personal computer" in American English

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personal computernoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɜr·sə·nəl kəmˈpyu·t̬ər/ abbreviation PC

a small computer used in homes and offices

(Definition of “personal computer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"personal computer" in Business English

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personal computernoun [ C ]

uk us

IT →  PC :

Many individuals now look to their personal computers to receive information about their investments.

(Definition of “personal computer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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