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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Capable of being connected peripherally to a computer without modification. Used of hardware.


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  • The big win of course would be if Jaiku supported the Twitter API in a plug-compatible way.

    Scripting News for 10/9/07 « Scripting News Annex

  • If I make software that has an open and easy to understand protocol for communicating with other instances of itself, then other people can write plug-compatible software, and users can choose between products based on features, performance and price, not compatibility.

    Scripting News for 12/21/2006 « Scripting News Annex

  • Platform was started by engineers from Amdahl Corp., one of two companies that used to compete with IBM by making plug-compatible mainframes.

    EU Regulators Question IBM

  • Platform was started in 2003 by engineers from Amdahl Corp., one of two companies that used to compete with IBM by making plug-compatible mainframes.

    IBM to Buy

  • Platform makes plug-compatible mainframe computers that run IBM's z/OS operating system.

    EU Regulators Question IBM

  • Description: Transcript, 7 pp. Abstract: Brown discusses Control Data Corporation's move into manufacturing plug-compatible products and the development of mass storage technology.

    Oral history interview with Gordon R. Brown

  • The tech industry is no stranger to such antitrust rulings in the past (e.g. the ruling against IBM, forcing it to unbundle mainframe hardware from operating systems, which provided the legal framework for the plug-compatible industry comes to mind).

    The Enterprise System Spectator

  • Unfortunately, Apple's own freestanding displays are astronomically expensive, but since Apple's newer systems shifted to the Mini DisplayPort for external displays, no manufacturer has offered plug-compatible display products or adopted Apple's current design theme of Aluminum, black, and glass in products aesthetically matched to current Macs.

    Low End Mac

  • In addition, some database technologies are plug-compatible with traditional, proprietary databases.


  • (PSI), a plug-compatible mainframe startup with which IBM had been in legal wrangling for more than a year.

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