Definitions for "Plug-and-play"
Keywords:  pnp, peripheral, jumpers, bios, intel
The ability of a personal computer's operating system to recognize and install-- with little to no intervention by the user--new peripheral devices that are added to the computer. Also spelled plug-n-play or plug 'n' play.
the ability to plug a device into a computer and have the computer recognize the device and be able to use it immediately.
A device or peripheral capability to be automatically detected and configured by the Operating System when it is plugged to a computer. Often abbreviated to PnP.