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Meaning of "dumb terminal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DUMB TERMINAL

dumb terminal  [dʌm ˈtɜːmɪn əl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DUMB TERMINAL

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
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Dumb terminal is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DUMB TERMINAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

dumb terminal

Computer terminal

A computer terminal is an electronic or electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into, and displaying data from, a computer or a computing system. Early terminals were inexpensive devices but very slow compared to punched cards or paper tape for input, but as the technology improved and video displays were introduced, terminals pushed these older forms of interaction from the industry. A related development was timesharing systems, which evolved in parallel and made up for any inefficiencies of the user's typing ability with the ability to support multiple users on the same machine, each at their own terminal. The function of a terminal is confined to display and input of data; a device with significant local programmable data processing capability may be called a "smart terminal" or fat client. A terminal that depends on the host computer for its processing power is called a "dumb terminal" or thin client. A personal computer can run terminal emulator software that replicates the function of a terminal, sometimes allowing concurrent use of local programs and access to a distant terminal host system.

Definition of dumb terminal in the English dictionary

The definition of dumb terminal in the dictionary is without an independent data-processing capacity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DUMB TERMINAL


agnominal
æɡˈnɒmɪn əl
artisanal
ɑːˈtɪzən əl
attitudinal
ˌætɪˈtjuːdɪn əl
cantonal
ˈkæntən əl
cisternal
sɪˈstɜːn əl
co-educational
ˌkəʊɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃən əl
compositional
ˌkɒmpəˈzɪʃən əl
confrontational
ˌkɒnfrʌnˈteɪʃən əl
constructional
kənˈstrʌkʃən əl
correlational
ˌkɒrɪˈleɪʃən əl
cross-Channel
ˌkrɒsˈtʃæn əl
decagonal
dɪˈkæɡən əl
denominal
dɪˈnɒmɪn əl
denominational
dɪˌnɒmɪˈneɪʃən əl
diactinal
daɪˈæktɪn əl
divisional
dɪˈvɪʒən əl
doctrinal
dɒkˈtraɪn əl
dodecagonal
ˌdəʊdɛˈkæɡən əl
endocrinal
ˌɛndəʊˈkraɪn əl
epiphenomenal
ˌɛpɪfɪˈnɒmɪn əl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DUMB TERMINAL

dumb
dumb ague
dumb cluck
dumb down
dumb insolence
dumb ox
dumb show
dumb waiter
dumb-ass
dumb-cane
Dumbarton
Dumbarton Oaks
dumbbell
dumbfound
dumbfounded
dumbfounder
dumbhead
dumbing down
dumbledore
dumbly

WORDS THAT END LIKE DUMB TERMINAL

abdominal
binominal
career criminal
container terminal
criminal
ferry terminal
final
freight terminal
germinal
luminal
nominal
oil terminal
petty criminal
pronominal
ruminal
seminal
subliminal
terminal
trigeminal
visual display terminal
war criminal

Synonyms and antonyms of dumb terminal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dumb terminal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DUMB TERMINAL

Find out the translation of dumb terminal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dumb terminal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dumb terminal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

哑终端
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terminal tonto
570 millions of speakers

English

dumb terminal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मूक टर्मिनल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

محطة البكم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

терминал,
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

terminal burro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডাম টার্মিনাল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

terminal passif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terminal bodoh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dumb-Terminal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダム端末
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

더미 터미널
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bisu terminal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

câm thiết bị đầu cuối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஊமை முனையம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुकाबळ टर्मिनल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aptal terminal
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dumb terminal
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prosty terminal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

термінал ,
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

terminal mut
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουτό τερματικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

stom terminale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dum terminal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

dum terminal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dumb terminal

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DUMB TERMINAL»

The term «dumb terminal» is normally little used and occupies the 122.457 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DUMB TERMINAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dumb terminal

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DUMB TERMINAL»

Discover the use of dumb terminal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dumb terminal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Computerworld
What could anyone possibly do with 85,000 Dumb Terminals? Dumb Terminal" terminal is a registered trademark of Lear Siegler, Data Products Division Growth Spurred by Better Software Teletypewriter Terminals 'Dumb7 But Popular.
2
UNIX For Dummies
The traditional way to hook up to a UNIX system is with what's known (sneer- ingly) as a dumb terminal. Nobody makes dumb terminals any more, but Windows PCs have a natural ability to play dumb, so they're commonly pressed into duty as ...
John R. Levine, Margaret Levine Young, 2011
3
Computer Fundamentals: Architecture and Organization
A variety of video display terminals (VDTs) are available from manufacturers. VDTs have been classified into three categories: dumb, smart and intelligent terminals. A dumb terminal is a simple device which immediately transmits each keyed ...
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4
Computerworld
Terminal, join the club* What! No decoder ring? Well, count me in as a Charter Member of the Dumb Terminal Fan Club anyway. Please make all checks and money orders payable to LeAnce & Reiser, OK? Name Title (?). Company.
5
Computerworld
Sure, it's the definitive dumb terminal, adaptable enough to fit a host of applications. It has a 12-inch diagonal screen. Full or half duplex operation at 11 selectable data rates. 1920 easy-to-read characters in 24 rows of 80 letters. 59 entry keys.
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Introduction to Computer Science, 2/e
The terminals can be categorized into the following types (Figure 7.36): I Dumb Terminal: It refers to a terminal that has no processing or programming capabilities. It is designed to communicate exclusively with a host computer. Usually ...
ITL Education Solutions Limited, 2011
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Internet GIS: Distributed Geographic Information Services ...
... is dumb because there is no computing power in the terminal, and every request has to go back to the mainframe through the network. In other words, no processing power can be shared between the central machine and the dumb terminal.
Zhong-Ren Peng, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, 2003
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Business Data Communications: Introductory Concepts and ...
A dumb terminal has no processing or storage capabilities of its own; it relies entirely on the server to perform such functions. Without memory, a dumb terminal has no buffer. A buffer is an area of memory that allows a terminal to accept input ...
Gary Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Judy A. Serwatka, 2003
9
Learn Raspberry Pi with Linux
This is where the dumb terminal came in. It was called a dumb terminal because it was quite literallyjust a screen and keyboard. Using instructions relayed from the computer itself, it would draw the text onto the screen. Whenever a key was ...
Peter Membrey, David Hows, 2012
10
Computerworld
Copycat terminals, with flashy features, be as good as the renowned Dumb Terminal terminal. Some even claim the same reliability that made the Dumb Terminal a household word. But none can claim the ADM-3A's field-proven average of 15 ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DUMB TERMINAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dumb terminal is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Native Apps Are Coming To The Apple Watch, What Does That Mean?
Essentially, the watch is a dumb terminal – all the heavy processing is done on the iPhone. For developers this has limited what they are able to ... «Rocca News, Jun 15»
2
Considerations for Cloud PMS
... Vivek Shaiva, EVP/CIO, LaQuinta “Now all that's needed is a dumb terminal connected to our private cloud at the property to run the PMS.” «Hospitality Technology, Jun 15»
3
Egan: Solar power soars as price of panels plummets
“When I was in high school, we worked on a dumb terminal connected to a couple of centralized computers,” said Bakker, in his late 50s. “Now ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jun 15»
4
Hell Diary Is A Mystery Adventure Meant To Emulate Playing On …
She's a wizard with electronics and tools and can't wait to get her hands on something more advanced than a dumb terminal. She's also the ... «Siliconera, Jun 15»
5
Zotac comes up with AMD based Mini PC
It also has a serial port which might hint at the fact that the Zbox might also have a life for dumb terminal use for businesses. Other features ... «Fudzilla, May 15»
6
Isocase Protects Your Smartphone by Hiding It in a Tablet
Isocase is a dumb terminal tablet similar to the ASUS Padfone. It has a 10,000mAh battery and a 7.9″ 2048×1536 IPS display. The difference ... «Technabob, May 15»
7
Where Android Wear should go from here
The watch itself is still basically a "dumb terminal" for accessing the phone, which acts as the bridge to the Internet. They can connect to each ... «CNET, May 15»
8
For Microsoft, catching the future is an uphill battle
Your dumb terminal analogy is exactly right. We have gone from dumb terminals/Mainframes to Server/Client and now back again with dumb ... «CNET, Apr 15»
9
How Amazon Web Services Could Help Kill the PC
That's good for businesses. It may be a little early to predict the death of the PC, but AWS makes any dumb terminal a high-powered machine. «Motley Fool, Apr 15»
10
All We Know About Nintendo's NX Gaming Platform
... that Wii U was “backwards”: The guts of the machine should be in a handheld device, and the dumb terminal part should hook up to the TV. «Wired, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dumb terminal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dumb-terminal>. Nov 2019 ».
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