character-addressable computer

character-addressable computer

[′kar·ik·tər ə¦dres·ə·bəl kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer that processes data as single characters, and is therefore able to handle words of varying length.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.