device driver

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device driver (plural device drivers)

  1. (computing) software, supplied with the operating system or by a hardware manufacturer, that communicates between the operating system of a personal computer and a specific hardware device
    • 1978, Dennis M. Ritchie, Unix Time-Sharing System (page 2064)
      The identity of the device driver process is returned by the process manager to the file manager []

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