visual display unit

visual display unit
(British) British term for video display
Syn: ↑VDU
Hypernyms: ↑display, ↑video display

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Chiefly Brit. Computers.

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visual display unit noun (computing)
An older name for a cathode-ray tube which displays data, entered by keyboard or light pen, from a computer's memory (abbrev VDU)
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Main Entry:visual

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visual display unit UK US noun [countable] [singular visual display unit plural visual display units] computing
a vdu
Thesaurus: computer equipment and partshyponym

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ˌvisual diˈsplay unit [visual display unit] noun (computing)

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