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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time;
[syn: personal computer, PC, microcomputer]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

personal computer \personal computer\ n. 1. (Computers) A computer[2] designed for use by one person at a time; -- contrasted with shared-time computers such as a mainframe, server or minicomputer, which may be accessed by multiple users each operating from a different input device (in the 1990's, usually a terminal or personal computer). A personal computer typically uses a microprocessor for its CPU. Syn: PC, microcomputer. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

personal computer n 1: a small digital computer based on a microprocessor and designed to be used by one person at a time [syn: personal computer, PC, microcomputer]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

personal computer (PC) A general-purpose single-user microcomputer designed to be operated by one person at a time. This term and the concept has been successfully hijacked by IBM due to the huge market share of the IBM PC, despite its many obvious weaknesses when compared to other equally valid claimants to the term, e.g. the Acorn Archimedes, Amiga, Atari, Macintosh. (1994-11-02)