Meaning of answerback

an•swer•back

Pronunciation: (an'sur-bak", än'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a reply or answering message from a computer or other electronic device, as by means of teletypewriter or simulated voice.
—adj.
  1. of, constituting, or providing an answerback: a computer with answerback capability.
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