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plug-in
Last modified: Monday, May 17, 2004 

(n.) A hardware or software module that adds a specific feature or service to a larger system. The idea is that the new component simply plugs in to the existing system. For example, there are number of plug-ins for the Netscape Navigator browser that enable it to display different types of audio or video messages. Navigator plug-ins are based on MIME file types.

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FreeGraphics.com
A well-organized and searchable database of sites offering free web graphics, fonts, graphics software, tutorials, holiday graphics and more. Weekly downloads from a variety of well-known web artists and a free weekly newsletter.

Netscape Inline Plug-in page
Provides links to software companies who provide plug-ins for the Navigator Web browser.

Object linking and embedding with ActiveX
The Webmonkey Geek Talk column, from August 15, 1996, describes the differences between plug-ins and helper apps and explains how Microsoft's Active X differs from Netscape's plug-in architecture.

Plugins.com
Good resource for downloadable plug-ins for Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Photoshop.

Yahoo!'s Web browser plug-ins page
Yahoo!'s directory of Web browser plug-ins.

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GlobalSpec.com: Plug Gauges - Provides database of suppliers for Plug Gauges. Browse catalogs and view technical information.

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