plug-compatible


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plug-com·pat·i·ble

(plŭg′kəm-păt′ə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being connected peripherally to a computer without modification. Used of hardware.
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plug′-compat`ible



adj.
designating computers or peripherals that are compatible with another vendor's models and could replace them.
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