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device driver

n. Computers
See driver.
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Noun1.device driver - (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
service program, utility program, utility - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
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device driver

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