Meaning of “dumb terminal” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “dumb terminal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dumb terminal" in Business English

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dumb terminalnoun [ C ]

uk us IT

a piece of computer equipment consisting of a keyboard and screen, that can communicate with a computer system but does not deal with information or run programs itself:

Network computers get and send information more quickly than do dumb terminals, which are old and use dated software.

(Definition of “dumb terminal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)