Definition of token ring in English:

token ring

noun

Computing
  • A local area network in which a node can only transmit when in possession of a sequence of bits (the token), which is passed to each node in turn.

    • ‘SAN interfaces are typically Fibre Channel and SCSI, rather than Ethernet or token ring.’
    • ‘Through the years it's remained in the lead, even with concerted efforts to replace it with more sophisticated token ring, FDDI, and ATM technologies.’
    • ‘You shouldn't, unless you are running token ring and have a chattering NIC.’
    • ‘I'm the only one here who really believes in technology - how did we choose Ethernet over token ring?’