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parallel port

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(Computer Science) computing (on a computer) a socket that can be used for connecting devices that send and receive data at more than one bit at a time; often used for connecting printers
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Noun1.parallel port - an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneouslyparallel port - an interface between a computer and a printer where the computer sends multiple bits of information to the printer simultaneously
interface, port - (computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
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To date, the only method of adding serial or parallel ports has been to plug-in 33 MHz, 32-Bit I/O cards.
Other Epson models with parallel ports can be supported using Microsoft Windows Uni/Mini printer drivers.
Weighing less than seven pounds, the Addonics Portable CD with Sound (PCDS) connects to the PC's parallel port, including Enhanced Parallel Ports (EPP) and IEEE 1284 ports.
Net44 automatically adapts to all the existing parallel ports as well as to the Enhanced Parallel Port as defined in the IEEE 1284 standard.

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