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Distributed network

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  A network configuration where every participant can communicate with one another without going through a centralized point. Since there are multiple pathways for communication, the loss of any participant will not prevent communication. This is also known as peer-to-peer network.
Source(s):
NISTIR 8202