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star network

[′stär ¦net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network in which all communications between any two points must pass through a central node. Also known as centralized configuration.
(electricity)
A set of three or more branches with one terminal of each connected at a common node to give the form of a star. Also known as star connection.

star network

(networking)
A network topology where every node has a direct connection (only) to the central node, which might be a hub, switch, or server.

star network

A communications network in which all terminals are connected to a central computer, controller or hub. PBXs and telephone systems are prime examples as well as Token Ring and 10Base-T Ethernet.


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