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Collision domain

A collision domain is a logical area in a computer network where data packets can "collide" with one another, in particular in the Ethernet networking protocol.

A collision domain can be a single segment of Ethernet cable in shared-media Ethernet, or a single Ethernet hub in twisted-pair Ethernet, or even a whole network of hubs and repeaters.

Compare with broadcast domain.



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