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Plug and Play

noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a standard for the production of compatible computers, peripherals, and software that facilitates device installation and enables automatic configuration of the system.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95
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British Dictionary definitions for Plug and Play

plug and play

noun
1.
(computing) a feature of hardware that enables computers to automatically detect and configure hardware devices without the need for intervention
adjective
2.
capable of detecting the addition of a new input or output device and automatically activating the appropriate control software
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Plug and Play in Technology

jargon
1. Hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
See also turnkey, plug and pray.
2. A new recruit who needs no training. "The new guy, John, is great. He's totally plug-and-play."
(1997-03-30)

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