parallel digital computer

parallel digital computer

[′par·ə‚lel ′dij·əd·əl kəm′pyüd·ər]
(computer science)
Computer in which the digits are handled in parallel; mixed serial and parallel machines are frequently called serial or parallel, according to the way arithmetic processes are performed; an example of a parallel digital computer is one which handles decimal digits in parallel, although it might handle the bits constituting a digit either serially or in parallel.
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