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Mainframe - definition(s)

Mainframe - A traditional "computer," distinguished not by processing power and ability, but by sheer size. Typically dedicated to mainline data processing: high-volume bulk processing of records; traditional access is through "dumb" terminals. IBM and IBM-compatible mainframes use EBCDIC machine coding language.

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