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 Dictionary entry overview: What does peripheral device mean? 

  The noun PERIPHERAL DEVICE has 1 sense:

1. (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer

  Familiarity information: PERIPHERAL DEVICE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1peripheral device [BACK TO TOP]


(computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


computer peripheral; peripheral; peripheral device

Context example:

disk drives and printers are important peripherals

Hypernyms ("peripheral device" is a kind of...):

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "peripheral device"):

printer ((computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing)

Holonyms ("peripheral device" is a part of...):

computer; computing device; computing machine; data processor; electronic computer; information processing system (a machine for performing calculations automatically)

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