Meaning of “plug and play” in the English Dictionary

"plug-and-play™" in Business English

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plug-and-play™adjective

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

relating to 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-play™verb [ I or T ]

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

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)