microcomputer mi‧cro‧com‧put‧er [ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmˌpjuːtə ǁ -kroʊkəm- ˌpjuːtər] noun [countable] old-fashioned COMPUTING
a PC

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microcomputer UK US /ˈmaɪkrəʊkəmˌpjuːtər/ noun [C] (INFORMAL micro) OLD-FASHIONED
IT a computer that uses a microprocessor, formerly used to refer to a PC

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