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BECN
Last modified: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 

Short for backward explicit congestion notification. A Frame Relay message that notifies the sending device that there is congestion in the network. A BECN bit is sent in the opposite direction in which the frame is traveling, toward its transmission source.

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