/ˈsupəkəmpjutə/ (say 'soohpuhkuhmpyoohtuh)

the fastest type of computer available, particularly suited to carrying out a single program involving complex mathematical calculations very quickly, and used for specialised applications such as meteorological research.
supercomputing, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • supercomputer — /sooh peuhr keuhm pyooh teuhr, sooh peuhr keuhm pyooh teuhr/, n. a very fast, powerful mainframe computer, used in advanced military and scientific applications. [SUPER + COMPUTER] * * * Any of a class of extremely powerful digital computers. The …   Universalium

  • supercomputer — UK [ˌsuːpə(r)kəmˈpjuːtə(r)] / US [ˌsupərkəmˈpjutər] noun [countable] Word forms supercomputer : singular supercomputer plural supercomputers computing a very powerful computer that can deal with large amounts of information very quickly …   English dictionary

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