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full-duplex

[foo l-doo-pleks, -dyoo-] /ˈfʊlˈdu plɛks, -ˈdyu-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the simultaneous, independent transmission of information in both directions over a two-way channel.
Compare half-duplex.
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  • full-duplex dedicated data lines between the bridge and each control site are used to launch and control voice conferences.
  • Data transmission can be half-duplex, simulated half-duplex, and full-duplex.
full-duplex in Technology

communications
(fdx, from telegraphy) 1. A type of duplex communications channel which carries data in both directions at once.
On purely digital connections, full-duplex communication requires two pairs of wires. On analog networks or in digital networks using carriers, it is achieved by dividing the bandwidth of the line into two frequencies, one for sending, and the other for receiving.
2. An obsolete term for remote echo.
Compare simplex, half-duplex, double-duplex.
(2001-07-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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