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A master, in a technological context, is a device that controls one or more other devices.

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A master, in a technological context, is a device that controls one or more other devices. In networking, for example, a master/slave configuration is a communications model in which one device or process (known as the master) controls one or more other devices or processes (known as slaves).

This was first published in September 2006

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