[muhl-tuh-pleks] /ˈmʌl təˌplɛks/
having many parts or aspects:
the multiplex problem of drug abuse.
the multiplex opportunities in high technology.
Telecommunications. of, relating to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more trains of signals or messages over a single channel.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to send several messages or signals simultaneously, as by multiplex telegraphy.
a multiplex electronics system.
(in map making) a stereoscopic device that makes it possible to view pairs of aerial photographs in three dimensions.
Also called multiplex cinema, multiplex theater. a group of two or more motion-picture theaters on the same site or in the same building, especially a cluster of adjoining theaters.
designating a method of map-making using three cameras to produce a stereoscopic effect
a less common word for multiple
to send (messages or signals) or (of messages or signals) be sent by multiplex
1550s (adj.), 1560s (n.), in mathematics, from Latin multiplex “having many folds; many times as great in number; of many parts” (see multiply).
1. (Or “multiple access”) Combining several signals for transmission on some shared medium (e.g. a telephone wire). The signals are combined at the transmitter by a multiplexor (a “mux”) and split up at the receiver by a demultiplexor. The communications channel may be shared between the independent signals in one of several different ways: time division multiplexing, frequency division multiplexing, or code division multiplexing.
If the inputs take turns to use the output channel (time division multiplexing) then the output bandwidth need be no greater than the maximum bandwidth of any input.
If many inputs may be active simultaneously then the output bandwidth must be at least as great as the total bandwidth of all simultaneously active inputs. In this case the multiplexor is also known as a concentrator.
2. Writing multiple logical copies of data files. Placing the copies on totally separate paths to mirrored devices greatly reduces the probability of all copies being corrupt. Multiplexing differs from mirroring in that mirroring takes one data file and copies it to many devices, thus making it possible to copy a corrupt file many times. Multiplexing writes the data files to many places simultaneously; there is no “original” data file.
[muhl-tuh-pleks] /ˈmʌl təˌplɛks/ adjective 1. having many parts or aspects: the multiplex problem of drug abuse. 2. manifold; multiple: the multiplex opportunities in high technology. 3. Telecommunications. of, relating to, or using equipment permitting the simultaneous transmission of two or more trains of signals or messages over a single channel. verb (used with object) 4. […]
- Multiplexor channel
(MPX) mainframe terminology for a slow peripheral device connection, e.g. for a printer, operator console, or card reader. (1997-06-30)
- Multiplex printer
hardware A duplex circuit using time-division multiplexing to provide multiple duplex channels over one wire. For example, channels A, B, C, and D could be used for simultaneous transmission in both directions. (2000-04-02)
[muhl-tuh-plahy-uh-buh l] /ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ ə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being .