<jargon> /kom'pyoo-tron"/ 1. A notional unit of computing power combining execution speed and storage capacity. E.g. "That machine can't run GNU Emacs, it doesn't have enough computrons!"

2. A mythical subatomic particle that carries computation or information, in much the same way that an electron carries electric charge (see also bogon).

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Last updated: 2013-03-02

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