token ring network

Definitions

General Science

  • noun an IEEE 802.5 standard that uses a token passed from one workstation to the next in a ring network, so that a workstation can only transmit data if it captures the token

Computing

Electronics

  • A LAN which utilizes a ring topology, and in which tokens are circulated from node to node. Also called token ring, or token ring LAN.
  • synonymtoken ring LAN
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