A rate charged on all freight, independent of the distance, and supposed to cover the expenses of station service, as distinct from mileage rate, generally proportionate to the distance and intended to cover movement expenses; a terminal charge.
An electronic device where data may be entered into a computer, and information received from it, usually consisting of a keyboard and video display unit (monitor); the terminal may be integrated or connected directly to a computer, or connected by a communications circuit with a computer at a remote location; -- also called computer terminal.
A combination of monitor and keyboard used to communicate with a remote computer. Terminals are generally unable to do processing; they are communications devices.
A device that consists of a video display and keyboard that is used to type and display information. A terminal may be connected to either of the RS-423/RS-232 serial interface ports on the back panel of the SPARCstation 10 system. It is not the same thing as a monitor.
A device, usually equipped with a CRT display and keyboard, used to send and receive information to and from a computer via a communication channel.
A terminal is a device (or application) which allows you to type commands into a Shell. See XTerm.
1. A point in a system or communication network at which data can either enter or leave. 2. A device, usually equipped with a keyboard and display device, capable of sending and receiving information. Note: The terms terminal and workstation are often used interchangeably. However, a terminal may not have a human operator, whereas a workstation is at least a terminal (often a PC) where a human operator performs an application.
The primary user interface to a computer consisting of an input device (usually a keyboard) and an output device (usually a video display).
A connecting point for equipment, power, or a signal, such as a mobile station or a computer terminal.
In the payment card industry, a device capable of communicating with a credit card processor to transmit a card's number and expiration date, along with information about the transaction for which the card is being used.
A device typically having a keyboard and display that is capable of sending text to and receiving text from another device, a network, etc.
An input/output device for a computer that usually has a keyboard for input and a video screen or printer for output.
Principal point of origination or termination of trains for one or more railroads; generally located in or near major cities. Includes any station structure, turnouts, towers, associated buildings, and other equipment.
During the mainframe era, terminals offered a connection to the mainframe via a combination of keyboard ands screen. Nowadays, a terminal program emulates this function, e.g. when connecting to a bulletin board. Accordingly, Telnet could be considered a kind of terminal program.
a device capable of sending, receiving, or sending and receiving information over a communications channel. Also referred to as a mobile terminal, mobile station, or wireless terminal.
Any device which is used to access an AIS, including "dumb" terminals, which only function to access another AIS, as well as personal computers or other sophisticated AIS which may access other AIS as one of their functions.
a monitor and keyboard used for data entry and display to and from a mainframe computer. Unlike a pc, the terminal does not have its own central processing unit.
A keyboard and monitor or a workstation.
A display and input device, usually comprising a display monitor and keyboard only, which is attached to a remote computer. It has no local computing power of its own.
An end-use device (usually with display monitor and keyboard) with little or no software of its own that relies on a mainframe or another computer (such as a PC server) for its "intelligence." A variation of this kind of terminal is being revived in the idea of the thin client or network computer. The term is sometimes used to mean any personal computer or user workstation that is hooked up to a network.
A device with a screen and keyboard that relies on a mainframe or another computer for intelligence.
An input/output device consisting of a keyboard and video display and commonly used with multiuser systems.
an input device such as a keyboard or touch-screen coupled with a computer monitor or LCD display.
An input-output device generally used for communication between the operator or user of a computer system and the system itself. See: hardcopy, softcopy.
A device that lets a user interactively communicate with a network or computer.
A terminal allows you to send commands to a computer that is somewhere else. (Like an air terminal sends planes to terminals in other locations
n. A device, usually equipped with a keyboard and a display device, that is capable of sending and receiving information.
A device that allows commands to a distant computer. At a minimum, this means a keyboard, a display screen and some simple circuitry. Terminal software on a personal computer allows the computer to emulate (pretend to be) a physical terminal of a distant system and allows the user to enter commands and receive responses.
Area for embarking or disembarking at an airport, train station, etc. Also a term for computer equipment attached to a network or mainframe computer, usually involving a monitor and keyboard.
The place or device at which information or data is entered into a computer system or where the computer output is printed or displayed on an electronic screen.
A computer input/output device which allows a person to interactively communicate with the computer. Most terminals have typewriter style keyboards and a CRT screen for displaying your commands and the computer responses. Real "terminals" are rare these days; most people use personal computers running terminal programs now.
(1) A point at which a phone or modem is connected to network circuits, or (2) a station at which you can enter data into or receive data from a computer.
keyboard device for communicating with the computer.
A keyboard/display or keyboard/printer device that you use to send data to a computer and receive data from a computer.
Abbreviation for man-machine terminal. An input/output device that enables the user and the system to communicate with each other e.g. Visual display terminal, Printer source: ITU-T M.60 domain: General usage: EU-P103
a traditional ultra-light client computer without significant memory or processing power that is used to communicate it a server computer.
refers to the Lottery computer (gaming system) that generates tickets for On-Line games. The terminal can also validate tickets.
A display device used with mainframe and minicomputer systems. Terminals do not normally have any local computing capabilities. Sometimes called "dumb terminals" because of this lack of computing capacity.
A hardware device connected to a computer. A terminal is used for entering and receiving data. It consists of a keyboard and a display screen.
A device connected to a computer network that acts as a point for entry or retrieval of information. Personal computers can be made to act as network terminals, by running terminal emulation (communication) programs.
A device through which data or information can be entered (keyboard) or displayed (monitor).
electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display
a computer connected to the main computer
a computer console hooked up to a network
a device that is connected to a mainframe or to another PC
a device that performs both input and output because it consists of a keyboard (input), a monitor (output), and a video card
a device that performs both input and output because it consists of a monitor (output), a keyboard (input), and a video card
a device with a monitor, keyboard and memory without processing power
a dumb device with no real intelligence
a hardware device that enables an end-user to access the computer directly to input data and receive output
a keyboard and a screen wired to the mainframe
a machine that transmits only keyboard, mouse and screen drawing data between the host and the remote
an input device for a personal computer
a rock that glows in the dark and (theoretically) displays the somewhat meaningful information to be garbled by the main rock
a way of typing commands to the computer
type of bare-bones "computer" which relies on a centralized server. A terminal has only a text-displaying monitor and keyboard to display the server's signals and to record the user's keystrokes, which are sent back to the server. Mentioned in: DC Alternatives, Types of Networks. Pictures: Dynix terminal, used at A.K. Smiley Public Library
Computer terminal that allows interacting with a mainframe; in present day terms, a program that emulates a terminal to interact with the system.
An electronic device for communicating with a computer (i.e., sending and receiving information to and from a computer); a terminal usually has a keyboard and a display screen and/or printer
A piece of equipment which provides for interactive communication with a computer. Most commonly, this is a keyboard and a monitor, providing only the most basic functions of each.
A device for entering data into a computer system and displaying data received. This can be a keyboard, a display screen and simple circuitry. Terminal software can emulate a physical terminal and allow you to type commands to a computer somewhere else.
A hardware device that lets you use the resources of a computer. Unlike personal computers, terminals do not have their own processing and storage capability, hence the term "dumb terminal." Personal computers can use special software programs to access a mainframe computer and act like a terminal.
Formerly, the designation of a keyboard and monitor combination connected to a central computer. Today this term is instead used for programs (like xterm) that emulate a real terminal.
A computerized device located at a lottery retailer that is used to sell lottery tickets and online games and to validate winning tickets of lottery, online and instant games. Terminals are connected to a lottery's central computers by phone line.
A monitor and keyboard connected to a server which allows you to work on it. Note that this is not a computer, but simply an interface to a computer that's not usually visible (assuming it's even located in the same building). At SOCS, these are sometimes referred to as "3151"s because the particular type of terminals available are IBM 3151s. see also: server, workstation
Any device used to communicate with a computer in a remote location. They are used for data entry and other processing and are commonly equipped with a keyboard and video display.
the combined keyboard and monitor through which the user communicates with the computer system.
The main console (keyboard and screen) of a system.
any display unit or host used interactively. Generally used to refer to a serially connected text-only remote access device.
An input-output device consisting of a keyboard and a monitor or screen, which is used to send or receive information or instructions.
A terminal is a computer that has software running on it.
A place equipped for the transshipment and the storage of Intermodal Transport Units (railway stations, ports etc.)
A keyboard and a screen. 4.18
A human-computer interface consisting of at least a screen (or virtual screen) and some method of input (almost always at least a keyboard).
is a combination of keyboard and screen that accesses a host computer.
an electronic device such as a computer or a workstation that communicates with a host computer or system. The terminal can send or receive data as well as display output in either on screen or in a print format.
A device consisting of a screen and keyboard which enables a user to log on to and interact with a remote Host computer.
(adj.) Characteristic of a process which runs on a machine that originates with the physical device which is called a terminal. The process also can run as the software representation of such a physical device. An example is a window.
A terminal is a computer that is used to send commands to another system. Some telnet programs emulate terminals when accessing systems like a UNIX system.
A work station with a keyboard and monitor which accesses its information and applications on a remote computer.
a communications device, typically incorporating a screen and keyboard, often used to access multi-user computer systems; a personal computer using software, such as Telnet, to emulate such a device (eg a VT100)
A device (usually a display and keyboard combination) that can process both data input and output.
1) A point of connection between two wires including a device on the end of a wire or cable that allows attachment and the accepting point on a case of the equipment. 2) A computer keyboard and monitor that allows access and entry of information into or from a computer.
A device or computer, which may be connected to a local or remote host system and for which the host system provides data access services.
A device used to send commands from one device or system to another one elsewhere.
An application or device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else.
A system consisting of a keyboard, monitor and mouse Computing power is provided by another computer which is networked to the terminal
An electronic device consisting of a computer keyboard and screen or optical scanner, which can be used to enter data (input) and display output from a central computer (usually a minicomputer or mainframe) but is not capable of independent processing.
the device used to communicate with and enter data into the computer; usually consists of a monitor and a keyboard
A device, usually equipped with a keyboard and display, capable of sending and receiving data over a communications link.
Video display unit with a keyboard, a monitor, and sometimes a mouse. They do not have any independent processing power themselves and they must be connected to a computer before they can do any useful work.
A hardware device, normally containing a cathode ray tube (screen) and keyboard for human interaction with a computer system.
An input/output device enabling communication with the computer.
Plant and equipment designed to receive and process crude oil or gas to remove water and impurities.
A device (usually just a keyboard and monitor) which has no or little computing power of its own which allows you to send and receive commands from a computer to a computer somewhere else. .
Any operator interface used to communicate with a computer from a remote location.
Simple device at which data can be entered or retrieved from a network. Generally, terminals have a monitor and a keyboard, but no processor or local disk drive.
Typically a keyboard and display monitor with little or no software that relies on a mainframe computer. Often called a dumb terminal and employed in multiuser systems. Some multiuser systems employ smart terminals (a keyboard and monitor containing some processing circuitry and occasionally a disk drive to allow for the downloading and display of information).
A computer or cash register display.
point of entry to a multi-user server like dale or chip or bullwinkle; terminal-emulator programs (e.g., Kermit, ZTerm, ProComm) allow individual computers to connect to servers and manipulate mail or read news without actually interacting as equals; for example, the mail you read using the Pine program doesn't actually reside on your desktop computer until you execute the commands that move it over to your physical location. With full Ethernet connections the interactions will be tighter and more flexible: an instructor in Voorhies could leave the office computer on and log into it from home, and thence move around the network backbone (including the classroom servers) with ease.
This is what you look at when you're on the Internet. It's your computer screen.
A screen and keyboard system that provides access to a shared computer system e.g. a mainframe or mini computer. In contrast to computers on a modern network, terminals are not computers in their own right.
1) A point where information can enter or leave a communications network. 2) An input/output device designed to receive or send source data.
An input/output device used to enter data into a computer and record the output.
The equipment used to connect to a computer in text mode (for a more accurate definition see the corresponding Wikipedia entry), or in a narrower context the window which gives access to a SDF in text mode. If you are using Windows, it may be a telnet window (or better use PuTTY for secure access via ssh - that's even possible without being ARPA), or on a Linux machine an xterm window.
A device, which allows a user to send data to, receive data from and invoke the functions of a remote computer system.
a computerized device used by a retailer to sell lottery tickets and to validate winning tickets.
a computer screen and keyboard often connected to a large computer system. May be called a "dumb terminal" if it relies on the larger computer for all its processing.
A generic term for any machine that enables a human being to communicate with a computer.
A terminal (sometimes qualified as a "dumb" terminal) is an end-use device (usually with display monitor and keyboard) with little or no software of its own that relies on a mainframe or another computer for its "intelligence." In this case, the term is used to mean any personal computer or user workstation that is hooked up to the network
the term 'terminal' has several uses. It is sometimes used to refer to any computer connected to a network. It can also be used to refer to a device, usually at least a keyboard and a screen, which allows you to send commands to a computer from which you
Device providing the user with user agent capabilities. Also mobile terminal or mobile station.
A device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else. At a minimum, this usually means a keyboard and a display screen and some simple circuitry. Usually you will use terminal software in a personal computer - the software pretends to be (emulates) a physical terminal and allows you to type commands to a computer somewhere else.
A communications apples in Windows' Accessories group that lets a computer connect to and exchange information with other computers.
A terminal can be a notebook computer, PC, TV, phone, mobile device, appliance etc.
A device whose keyboard and display are used for sending and receiving data over a communications link. Differs from a microcomputer in that it has no internal processing capabilities. Used to enter data into and retrieve processed data from a system or network.
A device that allows commands to be sent to a computer somewhere else. At a minimum, this usually means a keyboard and a display screen and some simple circuitry. Terminal software is usually used in a personal computer--the software pretends to be ("emulates") a physical terminal and allows commands to be typed to a computer somewhere else.
A device, such as a laptop or cellphone, used to access a network.
A video display screen and keyboard that is usually connected to a computer network.
Any device that can communicate with a smart card (e.g., reader, coupler…). Certain terminals can operate in standalone mode, while others must be connected to a central information system to access an application. See POS.
A device whose keyboard and display are used for sending and receiving data over a communications link. Differs from a micro-computer or a mainframe in that it has little or no internal processing capabilities.
A computer station.
Hardware with a keyboard that receives and transmits information between the user and the system.
There are several methods for determining how your emulation keystrokes and screen interact with a public-access site's operating system. Most communications programs offer a choice of "emulations" that let you mimic the keyboard that would normally be attached directly to the host-system computer.
Is a computer connected to a server or mainframe. The server or mainframe controls what is displayed at the terminal. The terminal provides an interface to the server.
One station that is part of a computer system.
A receiving device in a communication system.
Piece of hardware that allows commands to be sent to a computer, usually by means of a keyboard and display unit.
The term used for a computer being used for work on a server computer.
A computer video display, keyboard, and other components that form a device for interfacing with a a mainframe computer or network server.
a computer like device that has no real processing power. It connects to a mainframe or mini computer and shares its applications.
A device for sending and receiving data on a communications channel. Usually denotes a monitor and keyboard without its own local memory or processor, connected to a network.
An interactive device that has a keyboard for input, and for display uses either a screen (as in a video display terminal) or a printer (as in a hard copy terminal).
A device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else. A minimun would be a keyboard and display screen and some simple circuitry. On a PC it is software that emulates a terminal allowing you to type commands to another computer.
In data communications, a terminal is any device that terminates one end (sender or receiver) of a communicated signal. In practice, it is usually applied only to the extended end points in a network, not central or intermediate devices. In this usage, if you can send signals to it, it's a terminal.
Device, such as a laptop of handset, used to access the network. Also referred to as a mobile terminal or mobile station.
Building on the airport where people board airplanes, buy tickets, and have their luggage handled. Flight services are frequently located at the air terminal.
The term originally used to describe a teletypewriter and keyboard which were used to communicate with the central processing unit (CPU) of a computer. The definition now includes any device (including a personal computer running suitable software) which displays and sends serial data.
1. not a requirement of your condition for Dr. Kervorkian to accomodate your suicide request; 2. where you board a train or airplane; 3. a computer monitor and keyboard oten with a simple processor, hooked to a mainframe, mini-computer or other server. See dumb terminal.
A combination of a keyboard and monitor, which together provide the capability to interact with a computer system.
Any device capable of sending and receiving data over a communications channel.
Device often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, through which data or information can enter or leave a computer system.
A place where you can find buses, trains and really good deals on hot computers.
A device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else. Usually you will use terminal software on a personal computer. The software pretends to be (emulates) a physical terminal and allows you to type commands, and send and receive files to a computer somewhere else.
In the olden days, a terminal was a thing that consisted of a screen, a keyboard, and a cable that connected it to a computer. These days not many people (not many people we know) use terminals, because personal computers are so cheap. Why have a brainless screen and keyboard when you can have your own computer on your desk? Of course, there are still many times when you want to connect to a big computer somewhere. If you have a personal computer, you can run a program that makes it pretend to be a brainless screen and keyboard - the program is called a terminal emulator, terminal program, or communications program.
In networking, a terminal is a personal computer or workstation connected to a mainframe. The personal computer usually runs terminal emulation software that makes the mainframe think it is like any other mainframe terminal.
Device with a monitor and keyboard; sometimes called a dumb terminal because it has no processing power, cannot act as a stand-alone computer, and must be connected to a server to operate. 1.25, 6.27
A device consisting of a display screen and a keyboard that is used to communicate with a computer.
A combination of monitor, keyboard, mouse, and co-located peripherals, such as smart card readers. Multiple processes may be associated with a single terminal, but only one process controls the terminal at any given time.
A device that consists of either a video display and keyboard or a teletypewriter that you use to type and view information. A terminal may be connected to either of the RS-232-compatible serial interface ports on the back panel of the desktop terminal unit.
A Terminal is a device that allows you to send commands to a computer that is located at some other location. At a minimum, this usually means a keyboard and a display screen. Usually you will use a terminal software that emulates a physical terminal and allows you to type commands to a computer that is located somewhere else.
A device, usually a display monitor and a keyboard, used to communicate with the computer. A text style defined by font, size, character spacing, color, and so on, used to label maps and coverage features in ArcInfo.
A dumb device that is connected to a computer system in order to provide (text-based) access to it for users and administrators.
An external contact point on an electronic device.
Generally, connection point of equipment, power or signal. Any "terminating" piece of equipment such as computer terminal.
Complement to a smart card. It is a processing device that enables power supply and data exchange with smart cards. Some terminals have displays and keypads.
A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device. It is used for entering data into, and displaying data from, a computer or a computing system.
n. 1. A device consisting of a video adapter, a monitor, and a keyboard. The adapter and monitor and, sometimes, the keyboard are usually combined in one unit. A terminal does little or no computer processing on its own; instead, it is connected to a computer with a communications link over a cable. Terminals are used primarily in multiuser systems and today are not often found on single-user personal computers. See also dumb terminal, smart terminal, terminal emulation. 2. In electronics, a point that can be physically linked to something else, usually by a wire, to form an electrical connection.
When relating to computers, a device that allows you to send commands to a computer somewhere else. At a minimum, this usually means a keyboard, a display screen and some simple circuitry.
A monitor and keyboard attached to a computer (usually a mainframe), used for data entry and display. Unlike a personal computer, a terminal does not have its own central processing unit or hard disk ... more
A terminal is a piece of hardware that when connected to a network allows you to interact with some computer systems, such as a Unix or IBM mainframe system. Before microcomputers were created, terminals were the primary method used to interact with a mainframe computer. Some common terminal models include a VT100 and IBM 3270. Terminal emulation is software that makes a computer, such as a microcomputer, perform like a terminal. Nowadays it is more common to use a microcomputer with terminal emulation, rather than an actual terminal to connect to mainframe systems.
The Terminal is an application included with Apple's Mac OS X operating system, and is also present in OS X's progenitor, OPENSTEP and NEXTSTEP. On Mac OS X, Terminal is located in the "Utilities" folder. It is a terminal emulator, common to Unix operating systems, that allows the user to interact with a computer through a command line interface.