peripheral device

  

Definition

Auxiliary equipment used for computer input (keyboard, mouse, scanner, etc.), output (printer, plotter, speaker), storage (floppy drive, hard disk, CD drive), communication (microphone, modem, router), or other functions under the direct control of a computer.

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  • The peripheral device was malfunctioning so we immediately called our Information Technology experts to explain to us our best course of action.

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  • You should always keep an extra peripheral device at the office so that if one breaks down when you are busy you can get right back at it.

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  • I bought a new computer the other day and I decided I needed a peripheral device to connect to my computer.

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