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output device[′au̇t‚pu̇t di‚vīs]
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds or other media to a display screen, printer, loudspeaker or storage device. Most modern storage devices such as disk drives and magnetic tape drives act as both input and output devices, others such as CD-ROM are input only.
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output deviceAny peripheral that presents output from the computer, such as a screen or printer. Although disks and tapes receive output, they are called "storage devices."
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