(MAC) The lower sublayer of the OSI data link layer. The interface between a node’s Logical Link Control and the network’s physical layer. The MAC differs for various physical media.
See also MAC Address, Ethernet, IEEE 802.3, token ring.
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- Media access unit
networking (MAU or Multistation Access Unit, MSAU) In a Token Ring network, a device to attach multiple network stations in a star topology, internally wired to connect the stations into a logical ring. The MAU contains relays to short out nonoperating stations. Multiple MAUs can be connected into a larger ring through their Ring In/Ring […]
noun 1. an ancient region in NW Iran, formerly a part of Media.
- Media blitz
noun phrase An intensive publicity campaign: A new coalition of fiscally conservative groups is planning a $10 million media blitz (1990s+)
noun 1. a library, usually in school, that contains and encourages the use of audiovisual media and associated equipment as well as books, periodicals, and the like.