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 for personal computer
From 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]

From 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]

From 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)
  

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