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Tech Terms, 3rd Edition by Jeff Rutenbeck

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MAC (Media Access Control) Address

Level: 2

Definition: Refers to the hardware “address” of a device connected to a network. For example, each network card that makes it possible to connect computers and printers to a computer network has a unique ID serial number of that makes it possible for the devices to communicate with each other. The address is normally assigned to a device, such as a network card, when it is manufactured. The MAC address is transmitted as part of the header of all data packets sent from any computer on a network. (See also NIC.)

Machine Language

Level: 3

Definition: Refers to specific coded languages used by computer hardware to perform internal system functions.

Macintosh

Level: 1

Definition: Refers to the popular ...

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