/min"ee keuhm pyooh'teuhr/, n.
a computer with processing and storage capabilities smaller than those of a mainframe but larger than those of a microcomputer, used by small businesses, in manufacturing processes, in scientific research, etc.
[1965-70; MINI- + COMPUTER]

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