intelligent terminal A device with some processing capability, by means of which information may be transferred to and from a larger processing system. The device is often a combination of a display and keyboard with at least one built-in microprocessor to provide facilities such as editing and prompts for the operator. Modern application terminals for banking, retail, and industrial data collection are other examples of intelligent terminals.
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