network interface card (NIC)
A network interface card (NIC) is a circuit board or card
that is installed in a computer so that it can be connected to a network.
A network interface card provides the computer with a dedicated, full-time connection to a
network. Personal computers and workstations on a local area network (LAN) typically
contain a network interface card specifically designed for the LAN transmission
See also: PCMCIA
interface card, network
interface unit, converged
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This was last updated in August 2006
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