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English noun: peripheral device

1. peripheral device (artifact) (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer

SamplesDisk drives and printers are important peripherals.

Synonymscomputer peripheral, peripheral

Broader (hypernym)electronic equipment

Narrower (hyponym)data input device, input device, output device, printer

Part meronymcomputer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

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