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Plug-In (Computing)

In computing, a plug-in (or plugin) is a set of software components that adds specific abilities to a larger software application. if supported, plug-ins enable customizing the functionality of an application. for example, plug-ins are commonly used in web browsers to play video, scan for viruses, and display new file types. well-known plug-ins examples include adobe flash player, quicktime, and java applets.