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controller

<hardware> Part of a computer, typically a separate circuit board, which allows the computer to use certain kinds of peripheral devices. A disk controller is used to connect hard disks and floppy disks, a network controller is used for Ethernet. Other controllers are: keyboard controller, interrupt controller and graphics controller.

(1998-03-16)

 


Nearby terms: control flow control-G Control Language controller control-O Control Program Control Program for Microcomputers
 

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