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plug-in

(plŭg′ĭn′)
n. Computers
An accessory software program that extends the capabilities of an existing application. Also called add-in, add-on.
adj.
1. Computers Of or relating to a plug-in: a plug-in application.
2. Designed to be plugged in to an electric circuit: a plug-in drill.

plug-in

adj
(Computer Science) computing that one plugs into a port on a computer

plug′-in`



adj.
1. designed to be plugged into an electrical power source: a plug-in hair dryer.
n.
4. a plug-in appliance.
[1920–25]

plug-in

An additional piece of software added to an application.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plug-in - a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilitiesplug-in - a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities
CPU board, mother board - the main circuit board for a computer
PC board - a removable circuit board for a personal computer; fits into a slot in the mother board
printed circuit - computer circuit consisting of an electronic sub-assembly; copper conductors are laminated on an insulating board or card and circuit components are inserted into holes and dip soldered
Translations

plug-in

[ˈplʌgˈɪn] ADJ (Elec) → enchufable, con enchufe
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