character-oriented protocol

character-oriented protocol

[′kar·ik·tər ‚ȯr·ē‚ent·əd ′prōd·ə‚kȯl]
(computer science)

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.
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