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plug-in in Computers topic

plug-inplug-in2, plugin /ˈplʌɡɪn/ noun [countable] technical  a piece of computer software that can be used in addition to existing software in order to make particular programs work properly
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plug-inTo understand what a plug-in is, try thinking of your browser as a vacuum cleaner.A plug-in is an auxiliary program that works alongside your browser.A different search might locate investments in your current portfolio, and another plug-in could rate their performance.Overall, this is a really good plug-in and a must-have for movie fans on the Net.