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July 6, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:38pm

What is default?

This makes life way easier.


In the technology space, default refers to a predefinition that has been set up in a computer program to execute a task based on a value used before.

The standard configuration essentially avoids users having to manually input information on how they want something to be done every time they access a product (be it a web page or a software).

For example, a main printer in an office is usually set up as a default printer for the majority of that company’s workers.

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