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<computer> 1. A computer; especially in the construction "foo
box" where foo is some functional qualifier, like "graphics",
or the name of an operating system (thus, "Unix box",
"MS-DOS box", etc.) "We preprocess the data on Unix boxes
before handing it up to the mainframe." The plural
"boxen" is sometimes seen.
2. Without qualification in an IBM SNA site, "box" refers
specifically to an IBM front-end processor.
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