quiesce

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quiesce definition

networking
To render quiescent, i.e. temporarily inactive or disabled. For example to quiesce a device (such as a digital modem). It is also a system command in MAX TNT software which is used to "Temporarily disable a modem or DS0 channel".
Also used as an adjective, in the expression "quiesce time".
(2000-03-05)

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quiesce

verb
become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered" [syn: quieten] [ant: louden
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