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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. (British) British term for video display;
[syn: visual display unit, VDU]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

visual display unit n 1: (British) British term for video display [syn: visual display unit, VDU]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

Visual Display Unit Display Screen Equipment VDU (VDU, or "video terminal", "video display terminal", VDT, "display terminal") A device incorporating a cathode ray tube (CRT) display, a keyboard and a serial port. A VDU usually also includes its own display electronics which store the received data and convert it into electrical waveforms to drive the CRT. VDUs fall into two categories: dumb terminals and intelligent terminals (sometimes called "programmable terminals"). Early VDUs could only display characters in a single preset font, and these were confined to being layed out in a rectangular grid, reproducing the functionality of the paper-based teletypes they were designed to replace. Later models added graphics facilities but were still driven via serial communications, typically with several VDUs attached to a single multi-user computer. This contrasts with the much faster single bitmap displays integrated into most modern single-user personal computers and workstations. The term "Display Screen Equipment" (DSE) is used almost exclusively in connection with the health and safety issues concerning VDUs. Working with VDUs - UK Heath and Safety Executive ( (2002-11-09)