Output device

An output device is any piece of computer hardware equipment used to communicate the results of data processing carried out by an information processing system (such as a computer) to the outside world.

In computing, input/output, or I/O, refers to the communication between an information processing system (such as a computer), and the outside world. Inputs are the signals or data sent to the system, and outputs are the signals or data sent by the system to the outside.

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  • Output Device —   A computer device for getting data out of a computer. See also Computer system, Input output device and Input device …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • output device —    Any peripheral that presents output from the computer, such as a screen or printer …   IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations

  • output device — noun Any device that formats and presents data in a form acceptable to a user; examples include printers and video displays …   Wiktionary

  • output device — noun electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media • Hypernyms: ↑peripheral, ↑computer peripheral, ↑peripheral device …   Useful english dictionary

  • Output device — Устройство на выходе, выходное устройство; Устройство вывода данных; Выводное устройство …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • output device — part of a computer from which processing results are put forth (e.g. monitor, printer, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • output device of telegraph apparatus — telegrafo aparato išėjimo įtaisas statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. output device of telegraph apparatus vok. Telegrafenapparatsendewandler, m rus. выходное устройство телеграфного аппарата, n pranc. sortie de téléimprimeur, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • input/output device — ▪ computer technology also known as  computer peripheral        any of various devices (including sensors) used to enter information and instructions into a computer for storage or processing and to deliver the processed data to a human operator… …   Universalium

  • Input-output device —   A computer device for exchanging data between a computer and the outside world. See also Input device and Output Device …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • system output device — sisteminis išvesties įrenginys statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. system output device; system output unit vok. Systemausgabeeinheit, f rus. системное устройство вывода, n pranc. unité de sortie de système, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas


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