Format Information in each main entry is presented in a consistent format: entry name in boldface, spelling variants (if any), part of speech, definition, illustration or table reference (if any), acronym (if any), alternative names (if any), and cross-references (if any). See also BNC connector, bus network, coaxial cable, Ethernet (definition 1), IEEE 802.x. An Ethernet standard for baseband LANs (local area networks) using fiber optic cable carrying 100 Mbps (megabits per second). This form of Ethernet is generally used for network backbones. The definition at the main entry can be substituted as a definition for the synonymous cross-reference. Also called: Cheapernet, thin Ethernet, Thin Net, Thin Wire. A network node is equipped with a transceiver that plugs into a 15-pin AUI connector on the adapter card and taps into the cable. If you find an error, think that an entry does not contain enough information, or seek an entry that does not appear in this edition, please let us know. A pair of symbols used to enclose a return address in an e-mail header. viii Introduction Future Printings and Editions Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this book. Mc Laren Jerome Colburn Wallace Parker Duane Hanson Charles Petzold Andrew Himes Phil Rose Robert Howecton John Ross Annette B. 605 Appendix C: Instant Messaging Emoticons and Acronyms . lular structures (e.g., solenoid structure, spectrosome, and sponge body); medi- ..... Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
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