star network

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a network of several machines where each node is linked individually to a central hub.

Electronics

  • A communications network configuration in which all nodes are connected to a central node or hub. Also, a network with such a layout. Also called hub-and-spoke network.
  • An electric network configuration in which three or more branches, each with one terminal, are connected to a common central point or node. Also called star circuit, or star connection. When there are three arms, such as impedance branches, also called wye network, Y network, or T network.
  • synonymstar circuit
  • synonymstar connection
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