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A network developed by DataPoint. ARCnet was proprietary until the late 1980s and had about as large a marketshare as Ethernet among small businesses. It was almost as fast and was considerably cheaper at the time.


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    an instrument for drawing , having a flexible arc-shaped part adjusted by an extensible straight bar connecting its sides. noun (geometry) an instrument used for drawing arcs without using a central point Also called cyclograph

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    (in Roman catacombs) an arched recess for a sarcophagus. Historical Examples The priest was at the evening office, the stone lid of a martyr’s tomb placed under an arched vault (arcosolium) serving as altar. The Death of the Gods Dmitri Mrejkowski First, the arcosolium is not exclusively Christian in character. The Catacombs of Rome William […]

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