dummy message


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dummy message

[¦dəm·ē ′mes·ij]
(communications)
A message sent for some purpose other than its content, which may consist of dummy groups or may have a meaningless text.
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Also, it sends only dummy messages in the synchronizing state.
3) Of course, there is no harm in using real messages for synchronizing, but this does not improve the provable results, so we prefer to use dummy messages for synchronizing in order to keep the exposition clear.