fourth-generation computer[′fȯrth ‚jen·ə¦rā·shən kəm′pyüd·ər]
A type of general-purpose digital computer used in the 1970s and 1980s that is characterized by increasingly advanced very large-scale integrated circuits and increasing use of a hierarchy of memory devices.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
fourth-generation computerA computer made up almost entirely of chips with limited amounts of discrete components. We are currently nearing the end of the fourth generation. See computer generations.
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