- adjective (written as plug and play)used to describe a new member of staff who does not need training
- noun (written as plug and play)a facility in PCs that allows a user to plug a new adapter card into their PC without having to configure it or set any switches.
- The ability of a computer system to automatically establish the proper configuration for a peripheral or expansion card which is connected to it. A PnP device, once installed, should be able to be used immediately, without any manual configuration.
- A peripheral or expansion card, such as a monitor or sound card, which supports plug-and-play (1).
- synonymplug & play