Plugin (plug-in)

In computing, a plug-in (or pluginadd-inaddinadd-onaddon, or extension) is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. When a program supports plug-ins, it enables customization.

The common examples are the plug-ins used in web browsers to add new features such as search engines, virus scanners, or the ability to use a new file type such as a new video format. Well-known browser plug-ins include the Adobe Flash Player, the QuickTime Player, and the Java plug-in, which can launch a user.

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