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terminal server

A device which connects many terminals (serial lines) to a local area network through one network connection. A terminal server can also connect many network users to its asynchronous ports for dial-out capabilities and printer access.

terminal server

(1) Hardware or software that connects terminals to a host computer. Years ago, a terminal server was part of a mainframe or a stand-alone front end processor attached to the mainframe.

(2) A server that supports multiple users at remote PCs or terminals. See Terminal Services, Remote Desktop Services and thin client.
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