- A circuit that is able to transmit data in both directions simultaneously (full-duplex). Half-duplex refers to transmission in only one direction at one time.
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duplex — [do͞o′pleks΄, dyo͞o′pleks΄] adj. [L, consisting of two leaves, double < duo, TWO + plex, fold < plicare, to fold < IE base * plak , *plag > FLAG2, Gr plax, surface, infl. by early assoc. with duplus, DOUBLE] 1. double; twofold 2.… … English World dictionary
Duplex (telecommunications) — A duplex communication system is a system composed of two connected parties or devices that can communicate with one another in both directions. The term multiplexing is used when describing communication between more than two parties or devices … Wikipedia
duplex — n. & adj. n. esp. US 1 a flat or maisonette on two levels. 2 a house subdivided for two families. adj. 1 having two elements; twofold. 2 esp. US a (of a flat) two storeyed. b (of a house) for two families. 3 Computing (of a circuit) allowing the… … Useful english dictionary
circuit, duplex — A circuit that accepts independent communications in both directions simultaneously … IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations
circuit, half-duplex — A circuit with single loops to terminals capable of two way nonsimultaneous operation … IT glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations
four-wire circuit — A transmission system in which two half duplex circuits, consisting of two wires each, are combined to create one full duplex circuit … Dictionary of networking
Four-wire circuit — In telecommunication, a four wire circuit is a two way circuit using two paths so arranged that the respective signals are transmitted in one direction only by one path and in the other direction by the other path. Late in the 20th century,… … Wikipedia
Data transmission circuit — In telecommunication, data transmission circuit is the transmission media and the intervening equipment used for the transfer of data between data terminal equipments (DTEs). Note 1: A data transmission circuit includes any required signal… … Wikipedia
full-duplex — Abbreviated FDX. The capability for simultaneous transmission in two directions so that devices can be sending and receiving data at the same time. See also four wire circuit; half duplex … Dictionary of networking
quasi-duplex — A circuit which operates apparently duplex, but actually functions in only one direction at a time, e.g., a long distance telephone or a radio link, which is automatically switched by speech … Dictionary of automotive terms