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plug and play

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Definition of plug and play in English:

adjective

Denoting or relating to software or devices that are intended to work perfectly when first used or connected, without reconfiguration or adjustment by the user: a plug and play device plug and play connectivity
More example sentences
  • The GSW-5150 is a plug-and-play device so no configuration is required.
  • The device is sold as a plug-and-play kit and is expected to be available later this month with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $199.95.
  • You'll experience clear, digital sound with the simplicity of a single USB plug-and-play connection.

noun

(usually Plug and Play) Back to top  
A standard for the connection of peripherals to personal computers, whereby a device only needs to be connected to a computer in order to be configured to work perfectly.
Example sentences
  • If you have an older router that doesn't support universal Plug and Play you may have to manually select a port to stream over the Internet.
  • The box Intel displayed was equipped with Universal Plug and Play.
  • Plug and Play has almost always been available under Linux through user-space configuration utilities and by using external modules for drivers.

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