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peripheral device




Equipment that is directly connected a computer. A peripheral device can be used to input data; e.g., keypad, bar code reader, transducer, laboratory test equipment; or to output data; e.g., printer, disk drive, video system, tape drive, valve controller, motor controller.


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   • COMPUTERS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND CYBERNETICS