run-length-limited code

run-length-limited code

[¦rən ‚leŋkth ‚lim·əd·əd ′kōd]
(communications)
A binary code in which a 1 is inserted after a certain number of 0's, in order to avoid long strings of 0's, which would require very accurate clocking in order to ensure that a bit was not lost. Abbreviated RLL code.
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