Glossary for Geospatial Science

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serial port:  A physical connection between a computer and a peripheral device, such as a plotter.  The eight bits in a byte are transmitted serially, or end to end, through a single line while the remaining lines contain status information such as “send me more” and “stop sending.” Windows standard serial ports are named COM1 and COM2.