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A series of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) specifications forEthernet local-area network (LAN) cabling and related equipment; supporting speedsof up to 10 megabits per second (Mbps). Several common st andards in this seriesare defined in separate entries (see 10Base-2; 10Base-5; 10Base-F; 10Base-FL and 10Base-T). The "10Base" prefix st ands for "10 Mbps baseb and" (seebaseb and); similar IEEE specifications for faster LANs use "100Base" and"1000Base" prefixes (see 100Base-x series and 1000Base-x series). The letter ornumeral at the end of each specification name denotes the type of cable "F" forfiber; "T" for twisted-pair; and numerals for various types of coaxial cable. SeeEthernet.

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