Glossary Definition for Bus

Glossary Term: Bus 

Definition

Data path that connects to a number of devices. A typical example is the bus a computer's circuit board or backplane. Memory, processor, and I/O devices may all share the bus to send data from one to another. A bus acts as a shared highway and is in lieu of the many devoted connections it would take to hook every device to every other device.

Often misspelled "buss."

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