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Slave station

In telecommunication, the term slave station has the following meanings:

1. In a data network, a station that is selected and controlled by a master station.

Note: Usually a slave station can only call, or be called by, a master station.

2. In navigation systems using precise time dissemination, a station having a clock is synchronized by a remote master station. Synonym subordinate station.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C