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"server" in British English

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servernoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɜː.vər/  us   /ˈsɝː.vɚ/

server noun [C] (COMPUTING)

B1 computing a ​centralcomputer from which other ​computers get ​information: a ​client/​network/​file server
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  • The server is down again.
  • The server ​crashed.

server noun [C] (PROVIDE FOOD/DRINK)

a ​largespoon, etc. that is used for ​servingfood: salad servers US a ​person who ​servesfood in a ​restaurant
(Definition of server from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"server" in American English

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servernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɜr·vər/
a ​centralcomputer from which other ​computersobtaininformation
(Definition of server from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"server" in Business English

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servernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsɜːvər/ IT
a ​centralcomputer that ​controls and ​providesinformation to other ​computers in a network: The server ​crashed twice. All your e-mails are ​saved on the ​internet provider's server.
(Definition of server from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “server”
in Arabic الخادِم (كمبيوتر)…
in Korean (컴퓨터의) 서버…
in Portuguese servidor…
in Catalan servidor…
in Japanese (コンピュータの)サーバー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 计算机, 服务器…
in Turkish ana bilgisayar…
in Russian сервер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 電腦, 伺服器…
in Italian server (computer)…
in Polish serwer…
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