Definition of dongle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dongle

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈdɑŋɡl//
     
    , NAmE//ˈdɔŋɡl//
     
    (computing)
     
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  1. 1a cable that is used to attach a computer to a telephone system or to another computer
  2. 2a device or code that is needed in order to use protected software
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