from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A terminal that has no internal microprocessor and thus no processing power independent of its host computer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A computer terminal consisting of a monitor (usually in monochrome) and keyboard, but (unlike a personal computer) having almost no processing capability, used to provide input to and receive output from a remote server, minicomputer, or mainframe.
dumb + (smart) terminal.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)