1. A place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country.
2. An opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through; SYN. embrasure, porthole.
Point where goods are loaded or unloaded from a water-based to a land-based form of transport. Most ports are coastal, though inland ports on rivers also exist. Ports often have specialized equipment to handle cargo in large quantities (for example, container or roll-on/roll-off facilities).
Historically, ports have been important growth poles from which the transport networks of many colonial and trading countries developed, as in Nigeria. Ports with deep-water berths can accommodate large modern shipping; for example, the port of Rotterdam. See also airport.
1. An interface through which data is transferred between a computer and other devices (such as a printer, mouse, keyboard, or monitor), a network, or a direct connection to another computer. The port appears to the CPU as one or more memory addresses that it can use to send or receive data. Specialized hardware, such as in an add-on circuit board, places data from the device in the memory addresses and sends data from the memory addresses to the device. Ports may also be dedicated solely to input or to output. Ports typically accept a particular type of plug used for a specific purpose. For example, a serial data port, a keyboard, and a high-speed network port all use different connectors, so it’s not possible to plug a cable into the wrong port. Also called: input/output port.
2. port number.
In computing, a socket that enables a computer processor to communicate with an external device. It may be an input port (such as a joystick port), or an output port (such as a printer port), or both (an i/o port).
Microcomputers may provide ports for cartridges, televisions and/or monitors, printers, and modems, and sometimes for hard discs and musical instruments (MIDI, the musical-instrument digital interface). Ports may be serial or parallel.A signal input (access) or output point on a computer.
Sweet red, tawny, or white dessert wine, fortified with brandy, made from grapes grown in the Douro basin of Portugal and exported from Oporto, hence the name.Sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal; SYN. port wine.
1. To change a program in order to be able to run it on a different computer.
2. To move documents, graphics, and other files from one computer to another.
3. To translate (software) into a version for another computer or operating system