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dumb terminalnoun [C]

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a ​computerterminal that is used to ​enter or ​readinformation, but does not have many of the ​functions of a ​normalterminal and cannot ​work on ​its own
(Definition of dumb terminal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dumb terminalnoun [C]

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a ​piece of ​computerequipment consisting of a ​keyboard and ​screen, that can communicate with a ​computersystem but does not ​deal with ​information or ​runprograms itself: Network ​computers get and ​sendinformation more quickly than do dumb ​terminals, which are old and use ​datedsoftware.
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