Definition of parallel port in English:

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parallel port



A connector for a device that sends or receives several bits of data simultaneously by using more than one wire. Compare with serial port.
Example sentences
  • The laptop, however, doesn't have Ethernet, so it connects to my central Linux system using a cable between the parallel ports.
  • The parallel port has eight data lines and four control lines which can be used for output.
  • Each system includes a 32-bit microprocessor core, a 10/100 Ethernet media interface controller, serial and parallel ports, and several other hardware components.
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