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Bus Topology
  • A communication network topology in which nodes are connected serially, requiring all nodes except those at the ends of the bus to have the capability to transmit in, and receive from, two directions in order for all nodes to communicate with all other nodes on the bus; i. e. , with intermediate nodes acting as repeaters or passive transparent nodes. Note: The failure of a single transmission line (channel) linking any two nodes will result in the isolation of a minimum of one node from the rest of the network. See also ring network, star topology, tree topology.