Meaning of SIMPLEX in English

SIMPLEX

■ adjective technical

1》 composed of or characterized by a single part or structure.

2》 (of a communication system, computer circuit, etc.) only allowing transmission of signals in one direction at a time.

■ noun a simple or uncompounded word.

Origin

C16: from L., lit. 'single', var. of simplus 'simple'.

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