Synonyms for mainframe
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- 1. mainframe, mainframe computer, digital computer
- usage: a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room
- 2. central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe, electronic equipment, hardware, computer hardware
- usage: (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing; the CPU and the memory form the central part of a computer to which the peripherals are attached