Ethernet

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Ethernet (plural Ethernets)

  1. (always in the singular) A set of network cabling and network access (CSMA/CD) protocol standards for bus topology computer networks invented by Xerox but now controlled by the 802.3 subcommittee of the IEEE.
  2. (countable) A computer network which complies with such set of standards.

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  • In both senses, this word is often used attributively, as a noun adjunct, in a manner resembling an adjective:
    These products comply with Ethernet standards.
    I'd like to buy some Ethernet cable.

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