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parallel interface[′par·ə‚lel ′in·tər‚fās]
A link between two devices in which all the information transferred between them is transmitted simultaneously over separate conductors. Also known as parallel port.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
parallel interfaceA multiline channel that transfers one or more bytes simultaneously. For years, desktop and laptop computers were connected to printers via a 36-wire parallel interface, transferring a byte of data over eight wires, the remaining wires used for control signals. The parallel interface gave way to a serial interface. See parallel cable, parallel port and serial interface.
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