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connector

[kə′nek·tər]
(computer science)
In database management, a pointer or link between two data structures.
(electronics)
A switch, or relay group system, which finds the telephone line being called as a result of digits being dialed; it also causes interrupted ringing voltage to be placed on the called line or of returning a busy tone to the calling party if the line is busy.
(engineering)
A detachable device for connecting electrical conductors.
A metal part for joining timbers.
A symbol on a flowchart indicating that the flow jumps to a different location on the chart.

connector

connector
1. In an electric circuit, a device for joining two or more conductors, by a low-resistance path, without the use of a permanent splice.
2. A mechanical device for fastening

connector

(1) Any plug and socket that links two devices together. Although taken for granted and rarely in the limelight, connectors are a huge industry, and the quality of these components is more critical than most people would imagine. When not designed or constructed properly, they often become the weakest element in an electronic system. See CLINKS.

(2) In database management, a link or pointer between two data structures.

(3) In flowcharting, a symbol used to break a sequence and resume the sequence elsewhere. It is often a small circle with a number in it.
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Located in St Leonards on Sea on the south coast of England, it has carved out for itself an important role in another industry--motorsport, having been supplying connectors since 1993, since which time it has made a name for itself as a centre of excellence in connector technology.
AND SOME OF THE CONNECTORS ARE BLACK, WHILE ATHERS ARE METALLIC.
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Your readers also deserve good news, which is that over 12,000 residents are enrolled in the Service Connectors Program, accessing services that are helping them become lease-compliant and more financially and personally stable.
To illustrate the reduced board space requirement, note that in a four drive system, Serial ATA connectors use 25% of the board space required by Ultra ATA.
As with the Flowchart menu, the Connectors menu disappears when you select a symbol and that also produces the crosshair mouse pointer.
Prototype connectors were test molded in nylon 46, PCT polyester, and other candidate materials, which either didn't fill the thin walls, took too long to cycle, or flashed, according to Bixler.
With more than 10 years of manufacturing connectors, South Sea Terminal provides the comprehensive solution of waterproof connectors system and fabricating to satisfy the needs of worldwide clients.
Keep the dust caps on the cable connectors, transmitter and receiver until you connect the cable.
Replacing the flange and bolt that serve as the basis of all connectors currently in use is a retaining ring and positional locking cap on one tube that lock onto the cavity housing on the other tube.
For residents' convenience, connectors are located at the developments, and "those buildings were never built for any type of computer system or anything like that," said Mattie Hunter, director of Human Services' Service Connector program.
125Gbps) two types of copper connectors are specified for box-to-box interconnect: Style 1: the venerable 9-pin D-Subminiature (commonly known as "DB-9") and Style 2: the High Speed Serial Differential Connector (commonly known as the "HSSDC").