Definition of Device driver

1. Noun. (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device.

Exact synonyms: Driver
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Service Program, Utility, Utility Program
Derivative terms: Drive

Definition of Device driver

1. Noun. (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 ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Device Driver

deviation to the right
deviational nystagmus
device approval
device characteristic
device driver (current term)
devil's advocate
devil's advocates
devil's apples
devil's cigar
devil's claw

Literary usage of Device driver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"Details If you omit the device-driver name, you are prompted to enter a ... Operating Environment Information: Valid device-driver names depend on your ..."

2. SAS/GRAPH 9.1 Reference by SAS Institute (2004)
"Usually SAS/GRAPH automatically selects a device driver for you and you are not required to explicitly specify one. If you use the GRAPH window to display ..."

3. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for OpenVMS Alpha by Sas Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"... in SAS Language Reference: Dictionary Syntax DEVICE=device-driver-name device-driver-name specifies the name of a device driver for graphics output. ..."

4. SAS/ASSIST(R) 9.1 Administrator's Guide by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"1 5 Select Yes since the driver you are modifying is the device driver that you copied into your personal driver catalog. Press ENTER. ..."

5. SAS(R) 9.1 Companion for Windows by SAS Institute (2004)
"To print a graph by using a SAS/GRAPH printer driver, run your SAS/GRAPH program with the following graphic options: goptions device=driver—name; ..."

6. SAS 9.1.3 [sic.] Companion for Z/OS. by SAS Institute, SAS Publishing (2004)
"... a device driver for graphics output for SAS/GRAPH software Default: none Valid ... device-driver-name specifies the name of a terminal device driver. ..."

7. Doing More with SAS/Assist 9.1 by SAS Institute, Institute SAS Institute (2004)
"1 To display the device driver Prefix Commands window, follow this selection ... 3 Select Supplemental commands from the device driver Management window. ..."

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