external device

Definitions

Computing

  • noun an item of hardware, e.g. a terminal or printer, which is attached to a main computer
  • noun any device that allows communications between the computer and itself but which is not directly operated by the main computer

Electronics

  • A device which is not part of a central system, but which is utilized with it. For instance, a peripheral, such as a mouse or printer, used with a computer system.
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