Definition of dongle in English:
A small device able to be connected to and used with a computer, especially to allow access to wireless broadband or use of protected software.
- Periodically the software queries the dongle.
- Seems the client had plugged their ethernet dongle into their USB port.
- We must look to memory-based removable media for digital cameras and dongles.
1980s: an arbitrary formation.
Definition of dongle in:
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