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piconet
Last modified: Thursday, August 02, 2001 

A network of devices connected in an ad hoc fashion using Bluetooth technology. A piconet is formed when at least two devices, such as a portable PC and a cellular phone, connect. A piconet can support up to eight devices. When a piconet is formed, one device acts as the master while the others act as slaves for the duration of the piconet connection. A piconet is sometimes called a PAN.

"Piconet" is a combination of the prefix "pico," meaning very small or one trillionth, and network.

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