token-sharing network

token-sharing network

[′tō·kən ¦sher·iŋ ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network in which all the stations are linked to a common bus and control is determined by a group of bits (token) that is passed along the bus from station to station.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.