plug and play Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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plug and playnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​feature of a ​computersystem that ​allows an ​electronicdevice to be used as ​soon as it is ​connected to a ​computer
(Definition of plug and play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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(also plug and play, Plug and Play, Plug-and-Play) uk   us   trademark IT
relating to a ​piece of ​electronicequipment 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.

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 ​electronicequipment 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)
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