Definition of plug and play in English:

plug and play

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Computing

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
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    • 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

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  • 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.
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    • 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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