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Cross References
           
LAN See local area network.
 
LED See light-emitting diode.
 
LIFO n. Last-in-first-out. A queuing technique in which the next item to be retrieved is the item most recently placed in the queue.
 
light-emitting diode (LED) n. A semiconductor chip that gives off visible or infrared light when activated.
 
line speed n. The number of binary digits that can be sent over a telecommunication line in one second, expressed in bits per second (bps).
 
load 1. v. To bring all or part of a computer program into memory from auxiliary storage so that the computer can run the program. 2. v. To place a diskette into a diskette drive.
 
local adj. Pertaining to a device accessed directly without use of a telecommunication line.
 
local area network (LAN) 1. n. A computer network located on a user's premises within a limited geographical area. Communication within a local area network is not subject to external regulations; however, communication across the LAN boundary may be subject to some form of regulation. 2. n. A network in which a set of devices are connected to one another for communication and that can be connected to a larger network.
 
local network n. In an internet, the portion of a network that is physically connected to the local host without intermediate gateways or routers.
 
log off v. To disconnect from a computer system or network. Some systems may use the term "sign off" for this concept.
 
log on v. To connect to a computer system or network. Some systems may use the term "log in" or "sign on" for this concept.
 
logoff n. The process of disconnecting from a computer system or network. Some systems may use the term "sign-off" for this concept.
 
logon n. The process of connecting to a computer system or network. Some systems may use the term "login" or "sign-on" for this concept.
 
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