personal digital assistant


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personal digital assistant

n.
See PDA1.

personal digital assistant

n
(Computer Science) a palmtop computer for storing information. Abbreviation: PDA

per′sonal dig′ital assis′tant


n.
a handheld computer, often pen-based, that provides esp. organizational software, as an appointment calendar, and communications hardware, as a fax modem.
Abbr.: PDA
[1990–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.personal digital assistant - a lightweight consumer electronic device that looks like a hand-held computer but instead performs specific taskspersonal digital assistant - 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
Translations
assistant électronique de poche
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AHRQ then will evaluate how and when clinicians download this information and whether they find the personal digital assistant (PDA) to be a useful tool for receiving it.
Worldwide Computer Products News-26 April 2000-Microsoft releases Pocket PC personal digital assistant (C)1995-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.

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