1. mainframe

noun. ['ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm'] (computer science) the part of a computer (a microprocessor chip) that does most of the data processing.


  • processor
  • hardware
  • electronic equipment
  • computer
  • computing device
  • information processing system
  • central processing unit
  • C.P.U.
  • CPU board
  • central processor
  • computing machine
  • electronic computer
  • mother board
  • computer hardware
  • CPU


  • nonworker
  • authoring language
  • software program
  • software system

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Rhymes with Mainframe

  • airframe
  • timeframe

Sentences with mainframe

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes a refrigerator door alarm will ping even though the door is snug against the appliance’s mainframe.

2. Adjective
IBM and Amdahl are mainframe suppliers.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Central storage, also known as main memory, holds data that mainframe applications can freely access or share.

4. Verb, base form
During this time, they were the only ones who had access to mainframe computers.

2. mainframe

noun. ['ˈmeɪnˌfreɪm'] a large digital computer serving 100-400 users and occupying a special air-conditioned room.


  • digital computer
  • supercomputer


  • routine
  • subroutine
  • operating system