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host computer

[′hōst kəm¦pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
The central or controlling computer in a time-sharing or distributed-processing system.
The computer upon which depends a specialized computer handling the input/output functions in a real-time system.
A computer that can function as the source or recipient of data transfers on a network.