Definitions for TTY

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

TTY

  1. teletypewriter.

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony

Wiktionary

  1. TTY(Noun)

    Teletypewriter (originally), or a text display device, as used by deaf to read voice communication converted to text by a communication assistant device (CA).

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tty

    The latter pronunciation was primarily ITS, but some Unix people say it this way as well; this pronunciation is not considered to have sexual undertones. 1. A terminal of the teletype variety, characterized by a noisy mechanical printer, a very limited character set, and poor print quality. Usage: antiquated (like the TTYs themselves). See also bit-paired keyboard. 2. [especially Unix] Any terminal at all; sometimes used to refer to the particular terminal controlling a given job. 3. [Unix] Any serial port, whether or not the device connected to it is a terminal; so called because under Unix such devices have names of the form tty*. Ambiguity between senses 2 and 3 is common but seldom bothersome.

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