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Descriptor English: Minicomputers
Descriptor Spanish: Minicomputadores
Descriptor Portuguese: Minicomputadores
Descriptor French: Mini-ordinateurs
Entry term(s): Minicomputer
Tree number(s): L01.224.230.260.580
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008905
Scope note: Small computers that lack the speed, memory capacity, and instructional capability of the full-size computer but usually retain its programmable flexibility. They are larger, faster, and more flexible, powerful, and expensive than microcomputers.
Annotation: do not confuse with MICROCOMPUTERS; personal computers: index under MICROCOMPUTERS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Computers (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note: 91; was see under COMPUTERS 1980-90
History Note: 91(80); was see under COMPUTERS 1980-90
DeCS ID: 22567
Unique ID: D008905
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1979/05/31
Revision Date: 2017/07/03
Minicomputers - Preferred
Concept UI M0013903
Scope note Small computers that lack the speed, memory capacity, and instructional capability of the full-size computer but usually retain its programmable flexibility. They are larger, faster, and more flexible, powerful, and expensive than microcomputers.
Preferred term Minicomputers
Entry term(s) Minicomputer



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