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Princeton's WordNet

  1. circuit board, circuit card, board, card, plug-in, add-innoun

    a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities

  2. plug-in, add-onnoun

    a software module that extends or enhances the capabilities of an existing application


  1. plug-innoun

    A computer program module or device that interacts with another to add a specific function, or to support a specific file format or device.

    Etymology: From the verb plug in.

  2. plug-inadjective

    Designed to be plugged into an electrical power outlet or circuit.

    Etymology: From the verb plug in.


  1. Plug-in

    In computing, a plug-in is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing software application. When an application supports plug-ins, it enables customization. The common examples are the plug-ins used in web browsers to add new features such as search-engines, virus scanners, or the ability to utilize a new file type such as a new video format. Well-known browser plug-ins include the Adobe Flash Player, the QuickTime Player, and the Java plug-in, which can launch a user-activated Java applet on a web page to its execution a local Java virtual machine. Add-on is the general term for what enhances an application. It comprises snap-in, plug-in, and theme. An extension add-on tailors the core features of an application by adding an optional module, whereas a plug-in add-on would tailor the outer layers of an application to personalize functionality.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plug-in in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plug-in in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of plug-in in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Majumdar:

    Some people experience sleepiness or sluggishness as a sign to eat more instead of the traditional hunger cues, if two or three hours after a meal you are low in energy, plug in a balanced snack of fiber and protein, like fresh fruit with a handful of nuts or a small bag of edamame.

  2. Kristen Knapp:

    These aren't generators that you go to Home Depot and purchase and plug in.

  3. Mihir Garimella:

    The idea is that you take( my) drone, plug in different sensors based on whatever task you're trying to accomplish, and the drone would use those sensors to carry out a mission, so in a search and rescue situation after an earthquake, you could plug in a thermal camera and the drone would use that to find people who are trapped. {.

  4. Tanya Turner:

    At that time, I feel like a lot of journalists were writing stories where they lived, in big cities, and calling down here to plug in a name, if it were one or two, it would have been funny. But it became increasingly sad and offensive. And of course, we're not new to piss-poor narratives about Eastern Kentucky... but it was a pretty big onload for us to deal with.

  5. Harald Wester:

    We have launched all the projects ... both for Maserati and Alfa Romeo we will have plug-in hybrids in the line up starting from early 2018.

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    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    • A. contribution
    • B. disguise
    • C. cycling
    • D. apex

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