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English definition of “PC”


noun [C] (also pc)
IT abbreviation for personal computer: a medium-sized computer that is designed to be used by one person at a time: a desktop PC the PC industry/market a PC maker/manufacturer/user → Compare desktop computer, laptop, microcomputer, notebook
(Definition of PC noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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