console

(redirected from consoler)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Idioms, Wikipedia.
Related to consoler: swayed, at least, attacking, fill up, inducted, called off

console

1. an ornamental bracket, esp one used to support a wall fixture, bust, etc.
2. the part of an organ comprising the manuals, pedals, stops, etc.
3. a unit on which the controls of an electronic system are mounted
4. same as games console

Console

A vertical decorative bracket in the form of a scroll, projecting from a wall to support a cornice, window, or a piece of sculpture.

console

[′kän‚sōl]
(computer science)
The section of a computer that is used to control the machine manually, correct errors, manually revise the contents of storage, and provide communication in other ways between the operator or service engineer and the central processing unit. Also known as master console.
A display terminal together with its keyboard.
(engineering)
A main control desk for electronic equipment, as at a radar station, radio or television station, or airport control tower. Also known as control desk.
A large cabinet for a radio or television receiver, standing on the floor rather than on a table.
A grouping of controls, indicators, and similar items contained in a specially designed model cabinet for floor mounting; constitutes an operator's permanent working position.

console

console, 1
1. A decorative bracket in the form of a vertical scroll, projecting from a wall to support a cornice, a door or window head, a piece of sculpture, etc.; an ancon.
2. The cabinet from which an organ is played, including the keyboards, pedals, stops, etc.
3. A panel control desk or cabinet containing dials, meters, switches, and other apparatus for controlling mechanical, hydro-mechanical, or electrical equipment.

console

console
i. That portion of aircraft cockpit in which many of the operating controls are located. The control console is normally in the form of a pedestal, which extends out from the instrument panel between the pilot's and the co-pilot's seats.
ii. In radar, this refers to radarscope as in a controller's console.
iii. A control station for any major device or system. Normally, such a console is for the seated.
iv. A control station as in the instructor's console in a simulator.

console

(1)
The operator's station of a mainframe. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under Unix and other modern time-sharing operating systems, such privileges are guarded by passwords instead, and the console is just the tty the system was booted from. Some of the mystique remains, however, and it is traditional for sysadmins to post urgent messages to all users from the console (on Unix, /dev/console).

console

(2)
On microcomputer Unix boxes, the main screen and keyboard (as opposed to character-only terminals talking to a serial port). Typically only the console can do real graphics or run X. See also CTY.

console

(1) The physical control panel on a computer or electronic device.

(2) A game machine. See video game console.

(3) A terminal or desktop computer used to monitor and control a network.

(4) Any display terminal.

(5) The user interface on any monitoring, management or control system. See Microsoft Management Console, HMI and OI.


Consoles that Were Consoles!
Up until the late 1970s, computers were designed with panels of blinking lights, which added to their aura of science fiction. The designs gave each computer a personality that is lacking in many of today's machines. (Top image courtesy of The Computer Museum History Center. Bottom image courtesy of Unisys Corporation.)


Consoles that Were Consoles!
Up until the late 1970s, computers were designed with panels of blinking lights, which added to their aura of science fiction. The designs gave each computer a personality that is lacking in many of today's machines. (Top image courtesy of The Computer Museum History Center. Bottom image courtesy of Unisys Corporation.)







Go Back a Few Decades
In 1951, the UNIVAC I had a very impressive console. Check out the typewriter output (right) and the oscilloscope (left). (Image courtesy of Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.)
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite this sisterly attachment, Anna's role as consoler allows her to remain detached from Bianca Maria.
Ben, who previously claimed he didn't have the skill to console people, was actually a pretty good consoler.
If the prisoner was unremorseful, the consoler attempted to move him to penance.
TOKYO -- When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.
Nonetheless, her status as mother defines her according to an essentialist view of women, confined to the role of nurturer and consoler.
Sur le plan de l'effectif, l'entraineur Boualem Charef devra se consoler par la recuperation de tous ses joueurs blesses.
Pour l'OCK qui peut se consoler avec le titre de la coupe du Trone recemment remportee au detriment du FUS, les choses sont un peu faciles puisqu'il s'agit d'un simple soutien financier et d'un certain renforcement de l'equipe avec quelques joueurs plus aguerris, selon son entraineur tunisien El Ajlan.
Hamdi pourra, toutefois, se consoler par la disponibilite de son attaquant malgache, Carolus Andria, de retour de blessure.
Le Paraguay peut se consoler avec la 3e place qu'il jouera contre le Perou vendredi, a la veille d'une finale explosive entre les deux equipes les plus seduisantes et offensives du tournoi.
Monterrey trouve le chemin du podium Hier dimanche 16 decembre au stade international de Yokohama, Al Ahly SC et Monterrey ont egalement livre bataille pour oublier au mieux leur echec en demi-finale de la Coupe du Monde des Clubs de la FIFA 2012 et se consoler avec le bronze.
She was confidant, counselor and consoler to many in need.
Si Madame de Sevigne pretendait qu'elle voyait en sa petite-fille la consolation de sa vieillesse (Attias-Donfut 1998 : 20), les full-time RVers, quant a eux, ont choisi de ne pas se consoler.