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output device


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Any device that converts the electrical signals representing information within a computer into a form that can exist or be sensed outside the computer. Printers and visual displays are the most common type of output device for interfacing to people, but voice is becoming increasingly available (see audio response unit, sound card). Devices such as magnetic tape transports are really types of intermediate or backing store but are sometimes referred to as output devices.

Subjects: Computing.


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