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Definition of Console

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comfort, solace, encourage
cabinet, stand (for a television or radio); control panel; (Computers) system of input and output devices connected to a main computer; shelf support; case for a radio; case for a television
Console Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.
Any small bracket; also, a console table.
A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\con*sole"\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. consoled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. consoling.] [l. consolari,. p. p. consolatus; con- + solari to console, comfort: cf. f. consoler. see solace.] to cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe. and empty heads console with empty sound. i am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete. henry.

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 console jockey 
 console table 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
To comfort.
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cysuro = v. to comfort, to console
WordNet 2.0

1. a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
(synonym) console table
(hypernym) table
2. a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)
(hypernym) scientific instrument
(classification) computer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
3. an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
(hypernym) bracket
4. housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
(synonym) cabinet
(hypernym) housing

1. give moral or emotional strength to
(synonym) comfort, soothe, solace
(hyponym) calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still
(derivation) consolation, solace, solacement
Console Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
(See driller's console.)
Console Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) A grouping of controls, indicators, and similar electronic or mechanical equipment, used to monitor readiness of, and/or control specific functions of, a system, such as missile checkout, countdown, or launch operations.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Console Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
RF Electronics
A larger audio mixer with several input and output channels. Also known as a board.
Console Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electronic Games
Console, An actual machine that plays games, like the Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 . Usually, you can't play the same game on two different consoles. The exceptions: original PlayStation  games work on the PlayStation 2, and the Game Boy Color  plays original Game Boy Games.
Jargon File
n. 1. The operator's station of a mainframe. In times past, this was a privileged location that conveyed godlike powers to anyone with fingers on its keys. Under Unix and other modern timesharing OSes, such privileges are guarded by passwords instead, and the console is just the tty the system was booted from. Some of the mystique remains, however, and it is traditional for sysadmins to post urgent messages to all users from the console (on Unix, /dev/console). 2. On microcomputer Unix boxes, the main screen and keyboard (as opposed to character-only terminals talking to a serial port). Typically only the console can do real graphics or run X.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
The file server.
Internet Glossary
(1) The combination of display monitor and keyboard (or other device that allows input). Another term for console is terminal. The term console usually refers to a terminal attached to a minicomputer or mainframe and used to monitor the status of the system.

(2) Another term for monitor or display screen.
(3) A bank of meters and lights indicating a computer's status, and switches that allow an operator to control the computer in some way.

Console Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Console may refer to:

Computing and video games
  • System console, a physical device to operate a computer
    • Virtual console, a user interface for multiple computer consoles on one device
    • Command-line interface, a method of interacting with a computer
      • Console applications are programs designed to be used via a text-only computer interface
      • Terminal emulator, a program that substitutes for a computer console or computer terminal
      • Win32 console, the terminal emulator of Microsoft Windows
    • Console (Mac OS X), a log viewer on OS X
    • Console (video game CLI), a command-line user interface element for personal computer games originating in Quake
  • Video game console, a specific device for playing video games
    • Handheld game console, a specific lightweight and portable device for playing video games
  • Console Inc., an American technology startup company
  • Konsole, a computer terminal emulator program for the K Desktop Environment

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Console Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
Also known as 'mixing console' or 'board', a large unit having additional functions such as tone control, equalization, pan pots, channel assigns, monitoring sends, and control of signals sent to external signal processors.
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