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system unit

[′sis·təm ‚yü·nət]
(computer science)
An individual card, section of tape, or the like, which is manipulated during operation of the system; class 1 systems have one unit per document; class 2 systems have one unit per vocabulary term or concept.

system unit

(hardware)
The main body of a computer, consisting of a plastic or metal enclosure, the motherboard, and (typically) internal disk drives, a power supply, cooling fans, and whatever circuit boards plugged into the mother board, such as a video card.

The system unit is occasionally referred to as the CPU, though this really means central processing unit.

system unit

The primary computer equipment. Housed in a desktop or floor-standing cabinet, it contains such components as the motherboard, CPU, RAM and ROM chips, hard and floppy disks and several input/output ports.
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