expansion bus

expansion bus
   An extension of the main computer bus that includes expansion slots for use by compatible adapters, such as memory boards, video adapters, hard-disk controllers, and SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) interface cards.

Dictionary of networking . 2014.

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