Definitions for "X-terminal"
A graphics terminal with a mouse and keyboard and Ethernet adapter that sits on a network and can access any host on the network.
A type of terminal developed in the Unix world which provides a GUI type environment (usually X-Windows) without the need for a programmable workstation. The X-Terminal is responsible solely for painting the screen – a host decides what to paint (Note that the workstation is called the server, and that the host is called the client, which is the opposite of what everybody else (including common sense) says). The X-Terminal typically has no disk, but has a lot of memory (at least 500KB, and possibly 2MB) and a specialized processor. Sounds like a good idea but the problem then was that, in some applications, each X-Terminal seemed to need 2MB in the host as well, if it’s to perform adequately. By the mid 1990s the idea was going rapidly out of fashion. Early 1996 IBM passed all of its X-Terminal business over to Network Computing Devices. See also Xstation.
a graphics display device that incorporates a simple microprocessor and memory