(1) Short for expansion board.
(2) The circuitry required to support a particular device. For example, video adapters enable the computer to support graphics monitors, and network adapters enable a computer to attach to a network. Adapters can be built into the main circuitry of a computer or they can be separate add-ons that come in the form of expansion boards.
(3) Short for Analog Telephone Adapter.
- adaptive hypermedia
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(1) A component you can add to a computer or other device to increase its capabilities. Add-ins can increase memory or add graphics or communications capabilities to a computer. They can come in the form of expansion boards, cartridges, or chips. The term add-in is often used instead of add-on for chips you add to […]
Refers to a product designed to complement another product. For example, there are numerous add-on boards available that you can plug into a personal computer to give it additional capabilities. Another term for add-on board is expansion board. Add-on products are also available for software applications. For example, there are add-on report generation programs that […]
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In Internet-enabled applications and services, an add-on manager is the term used to describe the management tab or section in application that stores information about installed add-ons (products designed to complement another product). An add-on manager can be accessed by the application user to set preferences and options for using add-ons. Some common applications that […]