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Plug and Play

noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a standard for the production of compatible computers, peripherals, and software that facilitates device installation and enables automatic configuration of the system.
Origin of Plug and Play
1990-1995
First recorded in 1990-95
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British Dictionary definitions for Plug and Play

plug and play

noun
1.
(computing) a feature of hardware that enables computers to automatically detect and configure hardware devices without the need for intervention
adjective
2.
capable of detecting the addition of a new input or output device and automatically activating the appropriate control software
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