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main frame

[′mān ‚frām]
(computer science)
A large computer.
The part of a computer that contains the central processing unit, main storage, and associated control circuitry. Also known as frame.
(electricity)
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Well known Texas B&C measurer John Stein later added the 25 non-typical inches to a main frame grossing nearly 185 inches, to come up with a final gross score of 210 4/8 inches and a net score of 201 2/8 non-typical points.
This little red laser unit fits on a semi-autos with at least one Picatinny rail slot on the bottom of the main frame.
The main frame is welded of stress-relieved, structural steel plates.
The Stork units for the press slot into the main frame of the press, and are interchangeable with other processes such as flexo, gravure and foil stamping.
The arm is also double-hinged at the midpoint and at the main frame so it can be fitted for anyone's reach.
The exterior face flange, or casement fin, of the new Crystal Series 8000 is used to cover the old cut down steel window main frame that is left in place.
At least 80 per cent will be restored, we've got the entire main frame, its steel backbone.
After labelling, a Logopak software data output "send after cycle" is then passed back to the Solway main frame computer.
Time charts, work orders and invoicing can be channeled through the main frame via the digital communicator.
The theory at the moment is that a number of heat-resistant tiles fell off, exposing the main frame of the space shuttle to an intense heat which caused an explosion.
A continuous weld is made along the perimeter of the hole, which ties the cross beam tightly to the main frame rail.
Called the Side Excavator Kit and mounted on a CAT 325 LN Model excavator, it basically consists of a main frame that is installed in place of the original arm, using the same pins.