from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small cabinet to which a laptop or notebook computer can be attached for use as a desktop computer, usually having a connector for externally connected devices, such as hard drives or scanners, and ports that can be linked to components such as a keyboard, monitor, and printer.
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- n. A piece of hardware into which a laptop computer can be plugged for use as a desktop computer, peripherals such as the monitor being connected directly to the docking station.
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