Definition of FireWire in US English:



  • A technology that allows high-speed communication and data exchange between a computer and a peripheral or between two computers.

    • ‘When we plug in a FireWire drive or a USB storage device (such as a camcorder, an MP3 player or a digital camera), the device shows up on the desktop, in the appropriate applications and in the directory.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the case are the two USB ports, a FireWire connection and a mic and headphone jack.’
    • ‘Modem and networking are included, as is a FireWire port for cameras, disks and other devices.’
    • ‘The image is captured, digitized, and transferred to a PC over a FireWire interface.’
    • ‘Given that it features video editing capabilities, I would have like to have seen a FireWire connection included.’