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A lightweight handheld digital device that functions as a personal computer.

[p(ersonal) d(igital) a(ssistant).]


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abbreviation for
(Computer Science) personal digital assistant
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per′sonal dig′ital assis′tant

a handheld computer, often pen-based, that provides esp. organizational software, as an appointment calendar, and communications hardware, as a fax modem.
Abbr.: PDA
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.PDA - a lightweight consumer electronic device that looks like a hand-held computer but instead performs specific tasksPDA - a lightweight consumer electronic device that looks like a hand-held computer but instead performs specific tasks; can serve as a diary or a personal database or a telephone or an alarm clock etc.
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
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N ABBR =personal digital assistantagenda f electrónica, PDA m
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[ˌpiːdiːˈeɪ] n abbr (=personal digital assistant) → agenda m électronique de poche
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(Comput) abbr of personal digital assistantPDA m
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