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Basic input output system

  • A special program contained in the computer’s ROM that controls the components of the computer and how they interact and work together. 1
  • The specific PC input/output "rules" and the programs which execute these to allow the transfer of information to/from the "central processing unit" of the PC. 2


  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.

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