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backbone
The high-traffic-density connectivity portion of any communications network. 2. In packet-switched networks, a primary forward-direction path traced sequentially through two or more major relay or switching stations. Note: In packet-switched networks, a backbone consists primarily of switches and interswitch trunks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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