computer terminal



  • noun a keyboard and screen, by which information can be put into a computer or can be called up from a database


  • A computer input/output device which incorporates a video adapter, monitor, keyboard, and usually a mouse. Used in networks. Also called console (3), console terminal, terminal (1), network terminal (1), or station (6). When such a terminal has no processing capability it is called dumb terminal, while a terminal that incorporates a CPU and memory does have processing capability, and is called intelligent terminal.
  • A personal computer or workstation which is linked to a network. Also called terminal (2), network terminal (2), or station (7).
  • synonymconsole terminal