dumb terminal definition

  • noun:
    • A terminal that has no internal microprocessor and thus no processing energy separate of their number computer system.
    • a pc terminal composed of a monitor (usually in monochrome) and keyboard, but (unlike an individual computer) having very little processing ability, always offer feedback to and receive result from a remote host, minicomputer, or mainframe.
    • A terminal that no interior microprocessor and therefore no handling power independent of its host computer system.
    • some type of computer terminal consisting of a monitor (usually in monochrome) and keyboard, but (unlike a personal computer) having minimal processing capacity, used to offer feedback to and accept production from a remote server, minicomputer, or mainframe.

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