serial digital computer

serial digital computer

[′sir·ē·əl ′dij·əd·əl kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A digital computer in which the digits are handled serially, although the bits that make up a digit may be handled either serially or in parallel.
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One reason for this is that the term computer is often wrongly interpreted to exclusively denote serial digital computers.