half duplex


: a mode of communication especially with a computer via telephone line in which information can be sent in only one direction at a time compare duplex

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half duplex was in 1950

Dictionary Entries Near half duplex

Cite this Entry

“Half duplex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20duplex. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!