Definition of IBM™ from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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International Business Machines
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a US company that was the first to develop computers successfully. IBM computers created an international system that most other computers now relate to. The company began in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company. It developed the first electric typewriter in the 1930s, the first computer in the 1950s and the first IBM personal computer (PC) was introduced in 1981. an IBM-compatible machine