terminator

Definitions

Astronomy

Computing

  • noun a resistor that fits onto each end of a coaxial cable in a bus network to create an electrical circuit
  • noun a resistor that fits onto the last SCSI device in the daisy chain, creating an electrical circuit

Electronics

  • A character or code which indicates the end of a string.
  • A hardware device or component which serves as the last device when multiple devices or nodes are connected in series, so as to avoid signals from reflecting back into the line. Used, for instance, as a SCSI termination, or as a transmission line termination.
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