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Meaning of IRON

Pronunciation:  'Iurn

 
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 Definition: 

Hardware, especially older and larger hardware of mainframe class with big metal cabinets housing relatively low-density electronics (but the term is also used of modern supercomputers). Often in the phrase big iron. Oppose silicon.

See also dinosaur.

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