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Carrier-Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detec


Definition
CSMA/CD

Protocol for channel access method used by Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 in which devices
transmit only after finding the data channel clear for some period of time. When two devices transmit simultaneously, a collision occurs and the colliding devices delay their retransmissions for a random length of time.