control panel

Definitions

General Science

Computing

  • noun a panel with indicators and switches that allows an operator to monitor and control the actions of a computer or peripheral
  • noun a utility that displays the user-definable options such as keyboard, country-code and type of mouse

Electronics

  • A panel in which there are multiple indicators and devices, such as switches and dials, which enable a user to monitor and control a system. Used, for instance, to control an aircraft. Also called control board, or panel (1).
  • In a computer, a utility program which enables a user to set many system parameters, such as keyboard and mouse characteristics, monitor resolution, and printer settings. Also called control panel program.
  • synonymcontrol board
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