This is a terminal that has no processing capabilities. The information shown on the screen is taken from a central server where the processing is done.
These are hooked up to mainframes, and are little more than a monitor attached to a keyboard. All they are good for is running programs using the mainframe's...
This is a terminal with no programming or processing capabilities, and it is used primarily for information entering.
A computer terminal, also called a video display terminal (VDT), that is linked to a remote processor.
A terminal that doesn't contain an internal microprocessor. It responds to simple control codes, and usually displays only characters and numerals.
A workstation consisting of a keyboard and a monitor used to put data into the computer or receive information from the computer. They were originally developed to be connected to computers running a multiuser operating system so that users could communicate directly with them. All processing is done at and by the computer, not the dumb terminal.
A keyboard and screen that can be used to enter, transmit, receive, and display information from a server. It cannot process information and it is not a client.
A very simple terminal with no local processing power. Return
A monitor and keyboard that displays information only (as opposed to the processing capability of a PC); usually connected to a mainframe.
A conversational display terminal with limited editing capabilities. Contrast with Intelligent terminal.
A terminal with no processing capability, unlike an intelligent terminal.
A display terminal that has no processing power. All processing is done by the computer to which it is connected. You cannot run the desktop from a dumb terminal, though you can log in and work from the command line.
A terminal with only a keyboard and a monitor connected to a mainframe, a UNIX host, or even a PC. It has no capacity to process information itself.
(1) Conversational display terminal with limited resident intelligence. (2) Terminal capable of receiving and transmitting data from a host computer over a communications network.
A screen and keyboard used to access a host computer. There are only enough electronics in a dumb terminal to interpret incoming instructions from the host computer to display characters on the screen, and to interpret keystrokes on the keyboard and pass them on to the host computer. There is no actual "computer" in a terminal like this, and it cannot be programmed to run programs on its own, which is why it's called "dumb."
A unit consisting of a keyboard and video display connected to a main computer (such as a mainframe). Dumb terminals don't have disk drives or their own processors so they can't store files or do anything else on their own. Personal computers, on the other hand, can act as autonomous units which can be networked together.
A combination of keyboard and screen that has no local computing power, used to input information to a large, remote computer, often a minicomputer or a mainframe. This remote computer provides all the processing power for the system.
a desttop display device that is not capable of local processing, this being entirely carried out by the central computer
A computer that doesn't contain an internal microprocessor. All of the operations are performed on a separate server. Return to .
when a computer is running a terminal emulation program while connected to another computer.
An output device (not a computer) that contains no internal microprocessor; a display monitor with no processing capabilities. Go to Top
An entry and display device that has no processing capability. Used in networks based on central processing.
A dumb terminal is a workstation that does no local processing. Dumb terminals generally only echo's characters sent over a serial line, and is different to a LTSP thin client.
A computer terminal with no processing or no programming capabilities which derives all its power from the computer to which it is attached, typically over a local hardwire or a phone line. Dumb terminals are typically used for simple data entry and data retrieval tasks.
Refers to devices that are designed to communicate exclusively with a host (main frame) computer. It receives all screen layouts from the host computer and sends all keyboard entry to the host. It cannot function without the host computer.
A display terminal without processing capability. Dumb terminals are dependent upon the main computer for processing. All entered data are accepted without further editing or validation.
This a video screen that is seeing manipulation going on an another computer. Example: If you log into AOL, your computer is not doing the work--AOL's computer is. You are just being offered a window into that world. That window is your screen. It is a terminal, but is just watching--thus a dumb terminal.
A terminal with no computer processing capabilities that is connected to a mainframe system.
a unit that has a monitor and a keyboard and connects to another computer for it's processing power. These are sometimes called "tubes" or "CRTs."
A display monitor that has no processing capabilities. A dumb terminal is simply an output device that accepts data from the CPU. In contrast, a smart terminal is a monitor that has its own processor for special features, such as bold and blinking characters. Dumb terminals are not as fast as smart terminals, and they do not support as many display features, but they are adequate for most applications.
A dumb terminal is a "computer unit" that has a monitor and a keyboard that must connect to another computer for processing power.
A terminal with no significant processing capability of its own, usually with no graphics capabilities beyond the ASCII set.
This a video screen that is seeing manipulation in another computer. Example: If you log in to AOL, your computer is not doing the work -- AOL's computer is. You are just being offered a window into that world. That window is your screen. It's a terminal, but it's just watching -- thus a dumb terminal.
A screen and a keyboard and not much else. Dumb terminals connect to other computers and use their data and their computing. When you use your computer to dial in to another computer (ignoring SLIP and PPP connections for the moment), your computer generally acts like a dumb terminal and relies on the computer you've dialed in to for processing the requests you make.
A type of workstation that has no computing power of its own. The mainframe or midrange host computer does all the processing. The terminal displays data and transmits the user's keystrokes and mouseclicks. Limited to text and some rudimentary graphics applications.
Both hard-copy and VDT type ASCII asynchrounous terminals that do not use a data transmission protocol and usually send data one character at a time.
Terminal that has no processing power; it can enter and transmit data to, or receive and display data from, a computer to which it is connected. 6.27
A screen and a keyboard and not much else. It sort of resembles a PC without the computer. Dumb terminals connect to other computers and use their data and their computing.
A computing unit that has a keyboard and screen but no internal memory; it functions as an input/display unit only. It can function only because it’s attached to another unit, typically a mainframe computer, that serves as the processor.
A dumb terminal in computing refers to a computer terminal that has limited functionality relative to other types of "smart" computer terminals. The specific meaning of the term can vary a bit depending on the context in which it is used.