host computer


host computer
computer that provides services to other computers that are connected to it

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • host computer — ➔ computer * * * host computer UK US noun [C] IT ► the main computer in a network (= a series of computers that are connected to each other) which controls the programs and files: »To print from any other machine on the network, the host computer …   Financial and business terms

  • Host-Computer — Host|com|pu|ter [ hoʊst ], (auch:) Host Com|pu|ter, der; s, [engl. host computer, aus: host (↑Hostess) u. ↑Computer] (EDV): ↑Host …   Universal-Lexikon

  • host computer — the main computer in a network: controls or performs certain functions for other computers. * * * host computer noun A computer attached to and in control of a multi terminal computer system, or one attached to a multi computer network and able… …   Useful english dictionary

  • host computer — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms host computer : singular host computer plural host computers computing See: host I, 6) …   English dictionary

  • host computer — host′ comput er n. cmp the main computer in a network …   From formal English to slang

  • host computer — /ˈhoʊst kəmpjutə/ (say hohst kuhmpyoohtuh) noun the key or central computer in a network on which a range of operations can be performed which are not available to the peripheral or dependent computers. Also, host …   Australian English dictionary

  • host computer — the main computer in a network: controls or performs certain functions for other computers. * * * …   Universalium

  • host computer —    A computer that acts as a central processor for a communications network. Hosts systems are typically mainframes or minicomputers …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • Главный компьютер (хост-компьютер)/HOST COMPUTER — компьютер, на котором осуществляется основная обработка данных …   Толковый словарь по информационному обществу и новой экономике

  • computer — com‧put‧er [kəmˈpjuːtə ǁ ər] noun [countable, uncountable] COMPUTING an electronic machine that can do calculations very quickly, store information or documents, or do tasks according to a set of instructions called a program: • We store all our… …   Financial and business terms


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