What is the purpose of a parallel port?

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A parallel port, also called Centronics or IEEE 1284 or printer port) is a type of computer interface and is used for connecting various peripherals, mainly printers or scanners.

Now a parallel port is rarely used, it was replaced by an USB port.
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