network topology

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: topology - the configuration of a communication network
bus topology, bus - the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
loop topology, loop - the topology of a network whose components are serially connected in such a way that the last component is connected to the first component
star topology, star - the topology of a network whose components are connected to a hub
mesh topology, mesh - the topology of a network whose components are all connected directly to every other component
physical topology - the appearance of the network; "the physical topologies of local area networks include the bus, the ring and the star"
logical topology - the way the network works; "a network that looks like a star can have the logical topology of a bus"
configuration, constellation - an arrangement of parts or elements; "the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time"
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