backbone

  1. a central cohesive source of support and stability
  2. (informal) fortitude and determination
  3. the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
  4. a computer network that connects other computer networks

backbone

the underlying network communication conduit or line by which all main servers and devices are connected; backbone devices are typically servers, routers, hubs, and bridges; client computers are not connected directly to the backbone.

backbone

A book's backstrap, backstrip or spine.
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Backbone

The major multi-channel link in a network, from which smaller links branch.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20158

backbone

the underlying network communication conduit or line by which all main servers and devices are connected; backbone devices are typically servers, routers, hubs, and bridges; client computers are not connected directly to the backbone.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20183

backbone

[n] - (informal) fortitude and determination 2. [n] - a computer network that connects other computer networks
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Backbone

A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network.
Found on http://www.everlands.co.uk/glossary.htm

Backbone

a high-speed interconnection carrying large volumes of data traffic to more local, slower speed interconnections - in the U.S., the backbone of the Internet is often considered the NSFNet, a government funded link between a handful of supercomputer sites across the country
Found on http://www.archivemag.co.uk/

Backbone

A high-speed line (or a series of connections) that forms a major pathway within a network.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20660

Backbone

Backbone: The spine. A flexible row of bones stretching from the base of the skull to the tailbone.
Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10963

Backbone

A term used to describe the network that links a number of smaller networks together.
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Backbone

Back'bone' (-bōn`) noun [ 2d back , noun + bone .] 1. The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column. 2. Anything like, or serving the purpose of, a backbone. « The lofty mountains on ...
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backbone

<anatomy> The spinal column, found in vertebrate animals, which runs along the dorsal side and contains the central nerve cord (spinal cord). ... The main structural feature of a polymer (chain-like) molecule from which many side chains branch off. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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backbone

noun the part of a network that connects other networks together; `the backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic`
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backbone

grit noun fortitude and determination; `he didn`t have the guts to try it`
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backbone

(back´bōn) vertebral column.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

Backbone

• (n.) Anything like , or serving the purpose of, a backbone. • (n.) Firmness; moral principle; steadfastness. • (n.) The column of bones in the back which sustains and gives firmness to the frame; the spine; the vertebral or spinal column.
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Backbone

Originally, this was a set of propositions that must be true in every solution of a satisfiability problem. If there is no solution, one seeks a set of truth values that maximizes the number of clauses that are true. Then, the backbone is the set of propositions that must be true in every optimal solution. This has been extended to various combinat...
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Backbone

[magazine] Backbone ({ISSN|1498-086X}) is a Canadian business magazine that examines how technology is used to accelerate Canadian business. It keeps readers up to date on new ideas, trends and innovations in the technology world, and delivers information that is relevant and useful for the day-to-day operation of Canadian companies of all ...
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backbone

Type: Term Pronunciation: bak′bōn Synonyms: vertebral column
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Backbone

Back of a bound book connecting the two covers; also known as spine.
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Backbone

A high-speed line or series of connections that forms a major pathway within a network. The term is relative as a backbone in a small network will likely be much smaller than many non-backbone lines in a large network.
Found on http://www.matisse.net/files/glossary.html

Backbone

The generic term for LAN or WAN connectivity between subnetworks across the enterprise. Generally a conduit for traffic between multiple networks which must operate at an order of magnitude greater speed and capacity than the networks it connects. Backbones are generally bordered by either switches which consult routers or by routers.
Found on http://www.nacs.uci.edu/network/network-glossary.html

backbone

backbone: see spinal column.
Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0910591.html

Backbone

In computing terminology, a backbone is a high-speed network that connects several powerful computers. In the USA, the backbone of the Internet is often considered to be the NSFNet, a government funded link between a handful of supercomputer sites across the country.
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