(IoT) Internet-of-things
noun
A concept in which devices and appliances (and in some conceptions even animals and human beings) are assigned unique identifiers and afforded the technical ability to exchange data over networks without human-to-human or human-to-machine intervention. The Internet of things encompasses devices and appliances not traditionally thought of as computers or endpoints: refrigerators, cars, thermostats, etc. Commonly abbreviated as IoT.