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Types of computer

archive site

noun

a computer on the Internet that has a large collection of files and programs, copied from other computers around the Internet, that a user can download

client

noun

a computer, program, or piece of equipment that takes and uses information from a server

clone

noun

a computer or program designed to work in the same way as another computer or program

computer

noun

a machine that stores programs and information in electronic form and can be used for a variety of processes, for example writing, calculating, and communicating on the Internet

end system

noun

a computer that controls or performs a particular job for all the computers connected to a network

e-reader

noun

a small machine on which you can read books and documents, connect to the Internet, etc.

file server

noun

a computer that stores information that can be used by people with other computers connected to the same network

front end

noun

a front-end processor

front-end processor

noun

a computer that deals with information before passing it to another computer that does something else with it

host

noun

the main computer in a network that controls certain processes or files

laptop

noun

a small computer that you can carry with you

mail server

noun

a central computer that controls the sending and receiving of email

mainframe

noun

a powerful computer that has a number of smaller computers connected to it for individual users

minicomputer

noun

a computer that is more powerful than a PC but not as powerful as a mainframe

netbook

noun

a small, light laptop computer designed for Internet access and wireless communication

notebook

noun

a small flat computer that is easy to carry

number cruncher

noun

a large powerful computer that does complicated calculations

palm computer

noun

a very small computer with a screen that you touch rather than a keyboard, used mainly as an address book and for email

palmtop

noun

a computer small enough to be held in the hand. They were mostly replaced by smartphones and tablets..

PDA

noun

personal digital assistant: a very small computer on which you could store personal information, write documents etc. They were mostly replaced by smartphones..

pen computer

noun

a computer that accepts information written by hand

personal computer

noun

a small computer designed to be used by one person at home or in an office. A personal computer is often simply called a PC.

personal digital assistant

noun

a PDA

personal organizer

noun

a small book or simple computer, used mainly for keeping addresses, telephone numbers, dates etc

phablet

noun

a mobile device that combines the functions of a smartphone and a tablet computer

secure server

noun

a server that is suitable to use for doing business over the Internet because it can deal with information that has been encrypted (=made safe by putting it into a form that not everyone can read)

server

noun

a computer that controls or performs a particular job for all the computers in a network

smartphone

noun

a mobile phone that also works as a small computer, allowing you to store information and write letters and reports

supercomputer

noun

a very powerful computer that can deal with large amounts of information very quickly

superserver

noun

an extremely powerful computer that controls a network or networks of other computers

tablet computer

noun

a small computer which you use by touching the screen rather than using a keyboard

word processor

noun

a small computer used for typing and storing written documents

workstation

noun

a powerful computer used in an office or other place of work

laptop

adjective

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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