An input/output (I/O) device that allows you to send commands to a computer that's somewhere else. At a minimum, a terminal consists of a keyboard, a display screen, and some simple circuitry. Usually, on a PC, you will use terminal software such as Telnet, which emulates or pretends to be a physical terminal, allowing you to type commands to a remote computer.

See also : remote terminal  
NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware