Word of the Day – May 10, 2022

personal computer

Acronyms

  • PC

Preferred Term

  • None

Non-standard Terms

Definitions

Type Definition Sources
Asset A relatively small computer designed for use by one person at a time; today, the term is used synonymously with computer. (used 28 times in citations and controls)
  • Licensed dictionary content
Asset A small, relatively inexpensive general purpose computer designed for an individual user. Personal Computers are all are based on microprocessor technology that enables manufacturers to put an entire CPU on one chip. Businesses use personal computers for word processing, accounting, desktop publishing, and for running spreadsheet and database management applications. They are frequently attatched to corporate networks. At home, the most popular uses for personal computers are for accessing the Internet and for playing games. (used 0 times in citations and controls)
  • Per ISO 704:2009 methodology

Other Forms

Type Other Form
Plural personal computers

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