Definition of cloud computing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


cloud computing

BrE BrE//ˈklaʊd kəmpjuːtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaʊd kəmpjuːtɪŋ//
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a way of using computers in which data and software are stored or managed on a network of servers (= computers that control or supply information to other computers), to which users have access over the Internet Many new companies are now running on a cloud computing service rather than investing in hardware or software.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cloud computing