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Half-Duplex Operation
  • That mode of operation in which communication between two terminals occurs in either direction, but in only one direction at a time.
  • Note: Half-duplex operation may occur on a half-duplex circuit or on a duplex circuit, but it may not occur on a simplex circuit (def. #1). Synonyms one-way reversible operation, two-way alternate operation. See also circuit, duplex circuit, duplex operation, one-way communication, simplex circuit.