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master-slave

(1) An electronic interaction in which one device acts as the controller (the master) and initiates the commands, and the other devices (the slaves) respond accordingly. See master-slave communications.

(2) An ordering of electronic devices in a primary-secondary sequence. For example, when a pair of ATA (IDE) disk drives are installed in the same PC, one is configured as master and the other as slave. See IDE.
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The Master-Slave feature is in addition to ICE equipment's existing facilities for full integration into factory IT systems, using Claricom's industry standard CLARINET packaging coding control software.
Beauvoir's characterisation and use of the master-slave dialectic diverges considerably from Hegel's.
That is, Verene sees the master-slave dialectic as the point where language gets put back into the service of the I.
The manipulators park includes about 400 master-slave manipulators for Saclay, 80 manipulators master-slave for Fontenay-aux-Roses site lifts and 15 units of different types and brands as well as a stock of spare parts .
Precise master-slave synchronization is all about enabling the slave to reset its clock despite whatever errors may be caused by packet delay.
For Robinson, the master-slave relation served as the linchpin of antebellum southern society, the decisive force behind secessionism, and the conservative dynamic that powered an evolving southern nationalism.
However, the strength of this book is his analysis of the social and economic relations in the South beyond the master-slave divide.
The most common use of master-slave in PCs is the identification of hard drives, where you can have a primary-master, primary-slave, secondary-master and secondary-slave.
The device features pin-selectable two-, three-and four-phase operation, as well as true six-and eight-phase operation in master-slave mode.
Both the note and its partial effacement are emblematic of Walker's ongoing project: She records, in her distinctly incendiary way, the trauma attendant on "surviving" the master-slave dialectic and the necessary failure to find a grammar or a voice--official, vernacular, or intimate--adequate to that experience.
Jacobsen has been creating so-called master-slave telerobotic devices.
It supports N-way peer-to-peer replication that can be configured to be master-slave as well as symmetrical.

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