byte-oriented protocol


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byte-oriented protocol

[¦bīt ‚ȯr·ē‚ent·əd ′prōd·ə‚kȯl]
(computer science)
A communications protocol in which full bytes are used as control codes. Also known as character-oriented protocol.

byte-oriented protocol

A communications protocol that uses control codes made up of full bytes. The bisynchronous protocols used by IBM and other vendors are examples. Contrast with bit-oriented protocol.