CSMA/CD and CSMA/CA are common acronyms in the networking world. The CS in CSMA stands for Carrier Sense and this means that the device that is communicating on the network is listening to determine whether some other station is transmitting on the medium. If that is the case, it will not transmit over the already existing signal. The MA in CSMA stands for Multiple Access and this means that there is more than one device on the network that might be trying to communicate at the same time.
The CD in CSMA/CD stands for Collision Detection. An . . .
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