TERMIUM Plus®

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MESSAGE PARASITE [1 record]

Record 1 1985-06-03

English

Subject field(s)
  • Data Transmission
DEF

A message which has inadvertently passed through one or more nodes trailing or attached to a preceding message without picking up a channel number or without being detected prior to delivery to a terminal station.

CONT

... one which either trails or is attached to a preceding message. Straggler messages may be caused by: garbles during transmission; equipment malfunction; incorrectly prepared, improperly positioned or omitted end-of-message signal for the first message, etc. Straggler messages will not necessarily be addressed to receiving COMMCEN; therefore, message protection is required.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Transmission de données

Spanish

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