display adapter

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • A computer board that enables it to display images. When a computer generates images, this board converts them into the electronic signals that serve as the input to the display device, such as the monitor. The display adapter determines factors such as the maximum resolution and number of colors that can be displayed. An appropriate monitor must be utilized to best benefit from the capabilities of such an adapter. Display adapters usually incorporate their own memory, thus not occupying the RAM of the computer while preparing images. Also known by various other names, including display board, display card, display controller, graphics adapter, video adapter, video board, video card, and video controller.
  • synonymdisplay board
  • synonymdisplay card
  • synonymdisplay controller

Publishing

  • noun coated coloured board, used as backing for exhibitions or displays
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