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English definition of “plug-and-play™”

plug-and-play™

adjective (also plug and play, Plug and Play, Plug-and-Play) trademark IT
relating to a piece of electronic equipment that can be used as soon as it is connected to a computer: plug-and-play hardware/software/technology Makers of Windows machines and software have gone to great pains this year to make sure that, like the Mac, their PCs are plug-and-play.
(Definition of plug-and-play™ adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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