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(sometimes lowercase) a standard for the production of compatible computers, peripherals, and software that facilitates device installation and enables automatic configuration of the system.
(computing) a feature of hardware that enables computers to automatically detect and configure hardware devices without the need for intervention
capable of detecting the addition of a new input or output device and automatically activating the appropriate control software


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