plug and play

noun

Definition of plug and play

: a feature of a computer system by which peripherals are automatically detected and configured by the operating system

plug-and-play

adjective

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First Known Use of plug and play

1984

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PLUG AND PLAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of plug and play for English Language Learners

  • computers : a feature of a computer system that makes it possible for the computer to use a device as soon as it is connected to the computer


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