(NSFNET) A high speed hierarchical “network of networks” in the US, funded by the National Science Foundation. At the highest level, it is a backbone network comprising 16 nodes connected to a 45Mb/s facility which spans the continental United States. Attached to that are mid-level networks and attached to the mid-levels are campus and local networks. NSFNET also has connections out of the US to Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The NSFNET is part of the Internet.
noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) 1. an area of seacoast set aside and maintained by the U.S. government for purposes of recreation or wildlife study.
- National security
noun a collective term for the defense and foreign relations of a country, protection of the interests of a country
noun, U.S. Government. 1. the council, composed of the president, vice president, secretary of state, secretary of defense, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that determines means by which domestic, foreign, and military policy can best be integrated for safeguarding the national security. Abbreviation: NSC. National […]
- National self-determination
Creation of national governmental institutions by a group of people who view themselves as a distinct nation (for example, because they have a common language). National self-determination is opposed to colonialism and imperialism. (See Fourteen Points.)