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Meaning of TERMINATOR

Pronunciation:  'turmu`neytur

 
Matching Terms:  terminator region, terminatory

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 Definition: 

A resistor connected to a signal wire in a bus or network for the purpose of impedance matching to prevent reflections.

For example, a 50 ohm resistor connected across the end of an ethernet cable. scsi chains and some localtalk wiring schemes also require terminators.

 

 

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