peer

Definitions

General English

Computing

Electronics

  • In a communications network, a hardware or software device, or other functional unit, which operates at the same layer as another. For example, a component which operates at the same layer within the OSI Reference Model. Also called peer entity.

Human Resources

  • noun a person who is the same age or at the same level as someone else

Law

  • noun somebody who is in the same group or rank as another

Politics

  • noun a member of the house of Lords
  • noun a person who is in the same group or rank as another
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