Plug-in meaning

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An accessory software program that extends the capabilities of an existing application.
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(computers) Of or relating to a plug-in.

A plug-in application.

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Designed to be plugged in to an electric circuit.

A plug-in drill.

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Designed to be plugged in or added on.
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Something designed to be plugged in or added on; specif., a piece of software designed to enhance the performance of a Web browser or other larger program.
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An accessory software or hardware package that is used in conjunction with an existing application or device to extend its capabilities or provide additional functions.
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Software that is installed into an existing application in order to enhance its capability. For example, plug-ins are widely used in image editing programs such as Photoshop to add some special effect. Plug-ins are added to Web browsers to enable them to support different types of content (audio, video, etc.). The term is widely used for software, but can also refer to a plug-in module for hardware.Plug-In, Add-On, ExtensionAlthough the terms "plug-in," "add-on" and "extension" are used synonymously, a plug-in implies adding new functionality, whereas add-on and extension imply more of a modification to an existing function. These distinctions are not evident in the literature however. See plug-in free and browser plug-in.
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Alternative spelling of plug-in.
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Designed to be plugged into an electrical power outlet or circuit.
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(computing) A computer program module or device that interacts with another to add a specific function, or to support a specific file format or device.
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(idiomatic) To connect (an electrical device) to a plug socket.
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Origin of plug-in

  • From the verb to plug in.

    From Wiktionary

  • plug +"Ž in

    From Wiktionary