computer peripheral

computer peripheral

noun
(computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer; "disk drives and printers are important peripherals" [syn: peripheral
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computer peripheral

any of various devices (including sensors) used to enter information and instructions into a computer for storage or processing and to deliver the processed data to a human operator or, in some cases, a machine controlled by the computer. Such devices make up the peripheral equipment of modern digital computer systems

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