information appliance

noun

Definition of information appliance

computing
: a small computer that is optimized for simple, regular tasks (such as e-mail 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

First Known Use of information appliance

1975


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