alternate routing


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alternate routing

[′ȯl·tər·nət ′rüt·iŋ]
(communications)
The operation of a switching center when all circuits are found busy in a programmed route to the destination, and the call is offered to another programmed route.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

alternate routing

The ability to use another transmission line or network if the regular line is busy.
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