<jargon> A powerful computer that exists primarily for running large batch jobs. The term implies that interactive tasks such as editing are done on other machines on the network, such as workstations.

(01 Apr 1998)

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cycles per secondmedical dictionary

The number of successive compressions and rarefactions per second of a sound wave. The preferred designation for this unit of frequency is hertz.

Acronym: cps

(05 Mar 2000)