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capacity

<communications> The maximum possible data transfer rate of a communications channel under ideal conditions. The total capacity of a channel may be shared between several independent data streams using some kind of multiplexing, in which case, each stream's data rate may be limited to a fixed fraction of the total capacity.

(2001-05-22)

 


Nearby terms: capability Capability Maturity Model capacitor capacity CAPI Cap'n Crunch Captain Abstraction
 

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