intermediate distributing frame

intermediate distributing frame

[‚in·tər′mēd·ē·ət di′strib·yəd·iŋ ‚frām]
(electricity)
Frame in a local telephone central office, the primary purpose of which is to cross-connect the subscriber line multiple to the subscriber line circuit; in a private exchange, the intermediate distributing frame is for similar purposes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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