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multicast
In a network, a technique that allows data, including packet form, to be simultaneously transmitted to a selected set of destinations. Note: Some networks, such as Ethernet, support multicast by allowing a network interface to belong to one or more multicast groups. 2. To transmit identical data simultaneously to a selected set of destinations in a network, usually without obtaining acknowledgement of receipt of the transmission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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