full-duplex

Full-duplex data transmission means that data can be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time.

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Full-duplex data transmission means that data can be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time. For example, on a local area network with a technology that has full-duplex transmission, one workstation can be sending data on the line while another workstation is receiving data. Full-duplex transmission necessarily implies a bidirectional line (one that can move data in both directions).

This was first published in April 2005

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