ring network


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ring network

[′riŋ ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network in which the nodes can be considered to be on a circle, about which messages must be routed. Also known as loop network.

ring network

(networking, topology)
A network topology in which all nodes are connected to a single wire in a ring or point-to-point. There are no endpoints. This topology is used by token ring networks.

Compare: bus network, star network.

ring network

A communications network that connects terminals and computers in a continuous loop.


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