- A fixture into which other components, such as plugs, connecting terminals, CPUs, or circuit boards are plugged in.
- A power line termination whose openings serve to supply electric power to devices or equipment whose plug is inserted into it. Also called electric socket, or power outlet.
- A software request which connects an application with a service, via a network. Each socket has an associated address, consisting of a port number and network address.
- A 169-pin motherboard socket used for certain older CPUs.
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