|(hardware)||dumb terminal - A type of terminal that consists of a keyboard
and a display screen that can be used to enter and transmit
data to, or display data from, a computer to which it is
connected. A dumb terminal, in contrast to an intelligent terminal, has no independent processing capability or
auxiliary storage and thus cannot function as a stand-alone
The dumbest kind of terminal is a glass tty. The next step up has a minimally addressable cursor but no on-screen editing or other features normally supported by an intelligent terminal.
Once upon a time, when glass ttys were common and addressable cursors were something special, what is now called a dumb terminal could pass for a smart terminal.