Plug and Play

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plug and play

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plug'n'play

n
(Computer Science) a feature of hardware that enables computers to automatically detect and configure hardware devices without the need for intervention
adj
(Computer Science) capable of detecting the addition of a new input or output device and automatically activating the appropriate control software
Abbreviation: PnP

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n.
(sometimes l.c.) a standard for the production of compatible computers, peripherals, and software that facilitates device installation and enables automatic configuration of the system.
[1990–95]
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