One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A connector for a device that sends or receives several bits of data simultaneously by using more than one wire.Compare with serial port
- ‘The parallel port has eight data lines and four control lines which can be used for output.’
- ‘On the back of the AOpen XC cube we find two ps2 connectors, a serial- and parallel port connector and a vga-out.’
- ‘USB printers are all the rage nowadays, but some people might still want to print using their parallel port.’
- ‘The laptop, however, doesn't have Ethernet, so it connects to my central Linux system using a cable between the parallel ports.’
- ‘Each system includes a 32-bit microprocessor core, a 10/100 Ethernet media interface controller, serial and parallel ports, and several other hardware components.’
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