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aloha


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aloha 
  n  :  an  acknowledgment  that  can  be  used  to  say  hello  or  goodbye 
  (aloha  is  Hawaiian;  ciao  is  Italian)  [syn:  {ciao}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Aloha,  OR  (CDP,  FIPS  1650) 
  Location:  45.49206  N,  122.87176  W 
  Population  (1990):  34284  (11747  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97006,  97007 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Aloha 
 
    (From  the  Hawaiian  greeting)  A  system  of 
  {contention  resolution}  devised  at  The  {University  of  Hawaii}. 
  {Packets}  are  {broadcast}  when  ready,  the  sender  listens  to 
  see  if  they  collide  and  if  so  re-transmits  after  a  random 
  time.  {Slotted  Aloha}  constrains  packets  to  start  at  the 
  beginning  of  a  time  slot.  Basic  Aloha  is  appropriate  to  long 
  propagation  time  nets  (e.g.  satellite).  For  shorter 
  propagation  times,  {carrier  sense}  {protocols}  are  possible. 
 
  (1995-12-10) 
 
 




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