Dictionary:Peripheral device

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{{#category_index:P|peripheral device}} A general term designating machines that operate in conjunction with a computer or system but are not part of the system. Peripheral devices typically display, store, and return data to the computer on demand, prepare data for human use, or acquire and convert data to a form usable by the computer. Peripheral devices include printers, keyboards, graphic display terminals, analog-to-digital converters, disks, tape drives, etc.