multiple-access computer

multiple-access computer

[′məl·tə·pəl ¦ak‚ses kəm‚pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
A computer system whose facilities can be made available to a number of users at essentially the same time, normally through terminals, which are often physically far removed from the central computer and which typically communicate with it over telephone lines.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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