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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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