five-level start-stop operation

five-level start-stop operation

[′fīv ‚lev·əl ¦stärt ¦stäp ‚äp·ə‚rā·shən]
(communications)
Simplex mode of operation used in teletypewriter circuits; each code character is divided into five electrical units; the machine distributor unit makes a positive start and stop for the transmission of each character.