|n.||1.||(Electronics) The board containing the main circuits of an electronic device, especially computers. The term is used primarily in microcomputer literature, where it designates the board containing the main |
|(hardware)||motherboard - (mobo) The main printed circuit board in an
electronic device, particularly a computer, which may contain
sockets that accept additional boards ("daughter-boards").|
In a personal computer, the motherboard contains the bus, the microprocessor, and integrated circuits used for controlling any built-in peripherals such as the keyboard, text and graphics display, serial ports and parallel ports, joystick, and mouse interfaces.