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noun

Computers. a computer terminal consisting of a screen on which data or graphics can be displayed. Abbreviation:  VDT

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Also called visual display terminal; especially British, visual display unit.

Origin of video display terminal

First recorded in 1975–80
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Scientific definitions for video display terminal

video display terminal
[ vĭdē-ō′ ]

A computer terminal having a video display that uses a cathode-ray tube.
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