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flat network

A network in which all stations can reach other without going through any intermediary hardware devices, such as a bridge or router. A flat network is one network segment. Large networks are broken into segments for security purposes as well as to improve traffic within departments and workgroups. Contrast with segmented network. See broadcast traffic and LAN segment.

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