visual display unit


noun Chiefly British Computers.

video display terminal. Abbreviation: VDU

Nearby words

  1. visual arts,
  2. visual axis,
  3. visual binary,
  4. visual cortex,
  5. visual display terminal,
  6. visual effect,
  7. visual evoked potential,
  8. visual field,
  9. visual literacy,
  10. visual magnitude

Origin of visual display unit

First recorded in 1970–75

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British Dictionary definitions for visual display unit

visual display unit

noun

computing a device with a screen that displays characters or graphics representing data in a computer memory. It usually has a keyboard or light pen for the input of information or inquiriesAbbreviation: VDU
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