from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A terminal that has no internal microprocessor and thus no processing power independent of its host computer.
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- noun computing A
computerterminal consisting of a monitor(usually in monochrome) and keyboard, but (unlike a personal computer) having almost no processing capability, used to provide inputto and receive outputfrom a remote server, minicomputer, or mainframe.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[dumb + (smart) terminal.]
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