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media access control

media access control in Technology

networking
(MAC) The lower sublayer of the OSI data link layer. The interface between a node's Logical Link Control and the network's physical layer. The MAC differs for various physical media.
See also MAC Address, Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, token ring.
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(1996-01-29)

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