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Networking

Definitions about networking including routing and switching vocabulary, telecom terminology and words about email, messaging and mobile.

High-speed networks

Terms related to high-speed communication networks, including network and end-system architecture definitions and words and phrases about high-bandwidth and low-latency communication.

  • analog-to-digital conversion (ADC)

    Analog-to-digital conversion (ADC) is an electronic process in which a continuously variable, or analog, signal is changed into a multilevel digital signal without altering its essential content.

  • circuit

    In electronics, a circuit is a complete circular path that electricity flows through.

  • 5G New Radio (NR)

    5G New Radio (NR) is a set of standards that replace the LTE network 4G wireless communications standard.

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Network Admin

Terms related to managing computer networks, including definitions about LANS or WANS and words and phrases about network design, troubleshooting, security and backups.

  • stack overflow

    A stack overflow is a type of buffer overflow error that occurs when a computer program tries to use more memory space in the call stack than has been allocated to that stack.

  • data breach

    A data breach is a cyber attack in which sensitive, confidential or otherwise protected data has been accessed or disclosed in an unauthorized fashion.

  • network packet

    A network packet is a basic unit of data that's grouped together and transferred over a computer network, typically a packet-switched network, such as the internet.

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Network hardware

Terms related to network hardware, including definitions about cables or file servers and words and phrases about routers and switches.

  • Spine-leaf (spine-leaf architecture)

    Spine-leaf, or leaf-spine, is a two-layer network topology composed of spine and leaf switches.

  • northbound interface/southbound interface

    A northbound interface is an application programming interface (API) or protocol that allows a lower-level network component to communicate with a higher-level or more central component, while -- conversely -- a southbound interface allows a higher-level component to send commands to lower-level network components.

  • intermediate distribution frame (IDF)

    An intermediate distribution frame (IDF) is a free-standing or wall-mounted rack for managing and interconnecting a telecommunications cable between end-user devices and the main distribution frame (MDF).

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Networking and communications

Terms related to networking and communications, including definitions about network protocols and words and phrases about data transmission.

  • Starlink

    Starlink is a satellite internet constellation system that aims to deliver global internet coverage.

  • Spine-leaf (spine-leaf architecture)

    Spine-leaf, or leaf-spine, is a two-layer network topology composed of spine and leaf switches.

  • domain

    Specific to the internet, the term domain can refer to how the internet is structured, and domain also refers to how an organization's network resources are organized.

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Wireless and mobile

Terms related to wireless and mobile technology, including definitions about consumer mobile technology devices and communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE.

  • GPS coordinates

    GPS coordinates are a unique identifier of a precise geographic location on the earth, usually expressed in alphanumeric characters.

  • microblogging

    Microblogging is a short blog post designed for quick and typically direct audience interactions.

  • augmented reality (AR)

    Augmented reality (AR) is the integration of digital information with the user's environment in real time.

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  • network packet

    A network packet is a basic unit of data that's grouped together and transferred over a computer network, typically a ...

  • virtual network functions (VNFs)

    Virtual network functions (VNFs) are virtualized tasks formerly carried out by proprietary, dedicated hardware.

  • network functions virtualization (NFV)

    Network functions virtualization (NFV) is a network architecture model designed to virtualize network services that have ...

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  • recruitment

    Recruitment is the process of finding, screening, hiring and eventually onboarding qualified job candidates.

  • recruitment management system

    A recruitment management system (RMS) is a set of tools designed to manage the recruiting process.

  • applicant tracking system (ATS)

    An applicant tracking system (ATS) is software that manages the recruiting and hiring process, including job postings and job ...

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  • data clean room

    A data clean room is a technology service that helps content platforms keep first person user data private when interacting with ...

  • recommerce

    Recommerce is the selling of previously owned items through online marketplaces to buyers who reuse, recycle or resell them.

  • implementation

    Implementation is the execution or practice of a plan, a method or any design, idea, model, specification, standard or policy for...

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