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Terminal

  • hardware An electronic or electromechanical device for entering data into a computer or a communications system and displaying data received. Early terminals were called teletypes, later ones VDUs. Typically a terminal communicates with the computer via a serial line.

  • electronics The end of a line where signals are either transmitted or received, or a point along the length of a line where the signals are made available to apparatus.

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