committed information rate

Definitions

Electronics

  • In a frame relay network, the rate at which information is guaranteed to be transmitted, averaged over a given time interval. If the network has additional bandwidth available, a user may exceed this amount Usually expressed as a multiple of bits per second, such as 1.544 Mbps. Its abbreviation is CIR.
  • acronymCIR

Computing

  • noun a CPU register that stores the instruction that is currently being executed.
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