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Meaning of BACKBONE

Pronunciation:  'bak`bown

Matching Terms:  backbond, backbone cabal, backbone site, backboned

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The top level in a hierarchical network. stub networks and transit networks which connect to the same backbone are guaranteed to be interconnected.

See also: internet backbone.

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