media access control
- noun a sublayer within the data link layer of the OSI network model that provides access to the transmission media.
- (written as Media Access Control)One of the two sublayers of the data link layer, as defined by IEEE 802. It is the closer of the two to the physical layer, and handles tasks such as packet addressing and error control. The other sublayer is the Logical Link Control Sublayer. Its abbreviation is MAC. Also called Media Access Control Layer, or Media Access Control Sublayer.
- acronymMAC (written as Media Access Control)