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10 BASE 2

Also known as cheapernet and thin Ethernet, it is adaptation of the Ethernet standard IEEE 802.3 for Local Area Networks. It consists of 50 ohm coaxial cable (RG-58 A/U) with maximum lengths of 185 meters that operates at 10 Mbps and uses baseband transmission methods. Cables connect with BNC connectors.

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10 BASE 5

Original commercially available variant of Ethernet. Data transfer can reach 10 Mbps via baseband transmission. System consists of coaxial cables with maximum length of 500 meters. Synonyms for 10base5 are ThickWire and ThickNet.

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10 BASE T

Ethernet IEEE 802.3 standard for Local Area Networks. It uses twisted-pair cable with maximum lengths of 100 meters. System operates at 10 Mbps and uses baseband transmission methods. 10Base-T cables connect with RJ-45 connectors. It is also known as Twisted Pair Ethernet.

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ACCELERATOR

Part of the computer hardware that increases the speed at which a program operates.

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ACCELERATOR BOARD

A device that accelerates processing beyond the capabilities of central processing unit in computers. It is often used as a graphic processing unit integrated into the motherboard.

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ACCESS CHARGE

Fees charged by local telephone companies for accessing their networks by subscribers or other telephone companies.

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ACCESS TIME

Time interval in electronic system to locate requested information and make it available for further processing.

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ACCESS TO STORE

Processing, storage or extraction of data from a different types of computer memories.

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ACCUMULATOR

A register for short-term storage of arithmetic and logic data in a computer or a calculator.

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ACOUSTIC COUPLER

A device which converts computer-data signals into the acoustic form which are transmitted via telephone line, through the handset microphone.

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