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Descriptor in English: Microcomputers
Descriptor in Spanish: Microcomputadores
Descriptor in Portuguese: Microcomputadores
Descriptor in French: Micro-ordinateurs
Entry term(s): Computer, Personal
Computers, Personal
Microcomputer
Microprocessor
Microprocessors
Personal Computer
Personal Computers
Tree number(s): L01.224.230.260.550
Scope note: Small computers using LSI (large-scale integration) microprocessor chips as the CPU (central processing unit) and semiconductor memories for compact, inexpensive storage of program instructions and data. They are smaller and less expensive than minicomputers and are usually built into a dedicated system where they are optimized for a particular application. "Microprocessor" may refer to just the CPU or the entire microcomputer.
Annotation: do not confuse with MINICOMPUTERS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 89(80); was see under COMPUTERS 1980-88
DeCS UI: 22564
Descriptor UI: D008838
Date Established: 1989/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/31
Revision Date: 2017/07/03
Microcomputers - Preferred
Concept UI M0013776
Scope note Small computers using LSI (large-scale integration) microprocessor chips as the CPU (central processing unit) and semiconductor memories for compact, inexpensive storage of program instructions and data. They are smaller and less expensive than minicomputers and are usually built into a dedicated system where they are optimized for a particular application. "Microprocessor" may refer to just the CPU or the entire microcomputer.
Preferred term Microcomputers
Entry term(s) Microcomputer
Microprocessors - Narrower
Concept UI M0013777
Preferred term Microprocessors
Entry term(s) Microprocessor
Computers, Personal - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0013778
Preferred term Computers, Personal
Entry term(s) Computer, Personal
Personal Computer
Personal Computers



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