A device may refer to any of the following:
2. When referring to a computer, a device is any internal or external hardware peripheral that attaches to a computer to send, receive, or process data. For example, a printer is an example of a device, although more appropriately referred to as a peripheral.
See our peripheral definition for a full list of peripheral devices, examples, and further information on this term.
A device may be referred to as a physical device, a device that can be physically touched. A virtual device is a device that cannot be physically touched.