Docking-station meaning

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A device to which a laptop or notebook computer can be attached to provide easy access to a power supply and a collection of peripherals that are typically connected to desktop computers.
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A plug-in device with built-in speakers to which a portable media player can be attached, allowing audio files to be played out loud.
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(1) A cradle for a portable media player that serves to charge and connect the unit to a receiving device. See Apple dock and Android dock.
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(computing) A piece of hardware into which a laptop computer can be plugged for use as a desktop computer, peripherals such as the monitor being connected directly to the docking station.
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