personal digital assistant

noun

: pda

Examples of personal digital assistant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its job: To design a chip for Apple’s developmental Newton personal digital assistant. WSJ, 14 Sep. 2023 Building a personal digital assistant is still Inflection’s ultimate goal, Suleyman says. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 3 May 2023 Microsoft incorporated Bing into other applications and devices such as its personal digital assistant Cortana, helping Bing turn its first quarterly profit of more than $1 billion in 2016. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, 23 Feb. 2023 Instead, the writers skip straight ahead to the realization that the company, despite its success, is vulnerable to corporate predators, once personal digital assistant manufacturer Palm swoops in. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Feb. 2023 One example on display at the museum was the Newton, a personal digital assistant released by Apple in 1993. Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 The panel marked Apple's unofficial return to the show for the first time since former CEO John Sculley debuted the Newton personal digital assistant in 1992. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, 7 Jan. 2020 From payment apps to smart thermostats to personal digital assistants, software and devices are collecting more data about consumers than ever. Fortune, 14 June 2018 In the late 1990s, people said TomTom would be replaced by personal digital assistants. Grace Donnelly, Fortune, 12 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of personal digital assistant was in 1992

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“Personal digital assistant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/personal%20digital%20assistant. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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