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Ping-Pong:

see table tennistable tennis,
game played, usually indoors, by two or four players; it is more or less a miniature form of lawn tennis. It is also called Ping-Pong, after the trade name that a manufacturer adopted (c.1900) for the equipment.
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ping-pong

[′piŋ‚päŋ]
(communications)
To switch a transmission so that it travels in the opposite direction.
(computer science)
The programming technique of using two magnetic tape units for multiple reel files and switching automatically between the two units until the complete file is processed.

ping-pong

(architecture)
A phenomenon which can occur in a multi-processor system with private caches where two processors are alternately caching a shared location. Each time one writes to it, it invalidates the other's copy.
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