Meaning of “plug and play” in the English Dictionary

"Plug-and-Play" in Business English

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Plug-and-Playnoun

also plug and play, Plug and Play uk us trademark IT

a brand name for a piece of electronic equipment that can be used as soon as it is connected to a computer:

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.

Plug-and-Playverb [ I or T ]

also plug and play uk us trademark IT
plug-and-play

to use a piece of electronic equipment as soon as it is connected to a computer:

Consumers want products that they can plug and play and use straight out of the box.

(Definition of “Plug-and-Play” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)