Trunking vs. Conduit

By Jaxson

  • Trunking

    In telecommunications, trunking is a method for a system to provide network access to many clients by sharing a set of lines or frequencies instead of providing them individually. This is analogous to the structure of a tree with one trunk and many branches. Examples of this include telephone systems and the two-way radios commonly used by police agencies. Trunking, in the form of link aggregation and VLAN tagging, has been applied in computer networking as well.

    A trunk is a single communications channel between two points, each point being either the switching center or the node.

  • Trunking (noun)

    All the electrical and communications cables bundled together and distributed through a building.

  • Trunking (noun)

    The movement of containers or packages between a terminal and a transporter’s inland facilities, or the scheduled transportation service between locations. Also called linehaul.

  • Trunking (noun)

    A system of ducts for cables, heating or ventilation.

  • Trunking (noun)

    Plastic conduit or duct used to conceal and protect electrical wiring.

  • Trunking (verb)

    present participle of trunk

  • Conduit (noun)

    a channel for conveying water or other fluid

    “nearby springs supplied the conduit which ran into the brewery”

  • Conduit (noun)

    a person or organization that acts as a channel for the transmission of something

    “as an actor you have to be a conduit for other people’s words”

  • Conduit (noun)

    a tube or trough for protecting electric wiring

    “the gas pipe should not be close to any electrical conduit”

    “the cable must be protected by conduit”

Oxford Dictionary

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