device driver definition

  • noun:
    • software, given the operating system or by a hardware maker, that communicates between the operating-system of a personal computer system and a particular equipment device
    • (computer system technology) a course that determines exactly how some type of computer will communicate with a peripheral device
    • pc software, given the os or by a hardware manufacturer, that communicates involving the operating-system of an individual computer and a particular equipment product
    • (computer system research) a course that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral unit

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