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half-duplex Syllabification: half-du·plex
Pronunciation: /ˌhafˈd(y)o͞opleks/

Definition of half-duplex in English:


(Of a communications system or computer circuit) allowing the transmission of signals in both directions but not simultaneously.
Example sentences
  • This is because 802.11 allows only for half-duplex communication.
  • With the latest integrated power amplifier allowing an output power of 5dBm, it meets the need for a cost-effective and physically small half-duplex data transceiver.
  • Two-way radio is the classic half-duplex medium of communication.

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