USB noun \ˌyü-(ˌ)es-ˈbē\
computers : a system for connecting a computer to another device (such as a printer, keyboard, or mouse) by using a special kind of cord
: a standardized serial computer interface that allows simplified attachment of peripherals especially in a daisy chain
Origin of USB
First Known Use: 1995
Other Computer-Related Terms
USB noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. A plug-and-play interface, it allows a device to be added without an adapter card and without rebooting the computer (the latter is known as hot-plugging). The USB standard, developed by several major computer and telecommunications companies, supports data-transfer speeds up to 12 megabits per second, multiple data streams, and up to 127 peripherals.
Variants of USB
USB in full Universal Serial Bus
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