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docking station

1.
a small desktop cabinet, usually containing disk drives and ports for connection to peripherals, into which a laptop may be inserted so as to give it the functionality of a desktop computer.
Origin
1990-95
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Examples for docking station
  • Next to each pot is a gray docking station for the robots.
  • Connect the posted side to the left edge of your docking station.
  • Rover must be compatible with the current plumbing and docking station already in use.
  • No docking station or extended battery life is required.
British Dictionary definitions for docking station

docking station

noun
1.
a device used to connect one appliance to another, esp a portable computer and a desktop computer, to make use of its external power supply, monitor, and keyboard, esp to enable the transfer of data between the machines
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docking station in Technology

hardware
A desktop mains powered unit into which a laptop or other portable computer can be connected via fixed connectors at the rear of the computer to provide quick and convenient connection of peripherals not normally used with a laptop. These can include power supply, expansion cards, additional storage, an external monitor, network card, CD-ROM, full-size keyboard, printer, and mouse. The alternative would require each of the above to be connected to the laptop individually.
(2000-04-10)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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