What is a port?
Any ship or steamer must arrive at a particular fixed place. Such a parking place for marine equipment is the ports.
Let's take a closer look at what a port is and where else we can meet the use of this word.
Port in the sea area
The word "port" comes from the Latin "portus" andmeans "harbor". The port is an equipped on-shore parking lot for ships. The shipping ports are entire complexes, providing the vital functions of sea and river vessels. They can take goods and passengers, include repair and shipment workshops, be military and used for passenger communications. In addition, the port can also be called a seaside city.
Also this word has a narrow meaning: a port is a hole for guns in the side of a military ship or an opening for loading goods on board a transport ship.
At the moment, the concept of "port" is much wider,than using it in the marine theme. There is also a computer port. This is a much less large-scale device. The port in this case is the connection through which the data is exchanged.
The ports allocate:
- hardware (connector in the computer - for example, USB-port);
- I / O port (for data exchange with hardware);