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personal digital assistant

a hand-held computer, often pen-based, that provides especially organizational software, as an appointment calendar, and communications hardware, as a fax modem.
Abbreviation: PDA. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for personal digital assistant

personal digital assistant

a palmtop computer for storing information PDA
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personal digital assistant in Science
personal digital assistant  
See PDA.
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personal digital assistant in Technology

(PDA) A small hand-held computer typically providing calendar, contacts, and note-taking applications but may include other applications, for example a web browser and media player. Small keyboards and pen-based input systems are most commonly used for user input.
The Apple Newton was a fairly early example.
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