information appliance


: a small computer that is optimized for simple, regular tasks (such as email or personal budgeting) rather than general purpose computing
And we're hearing the term information appliance used for still other devices that connect to the Internet and offer PC features as well.Michael J. Miller

Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of information appliance was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Information appliance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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