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.
  • 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.


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