quiesce

<networking> To render quiescent, i.e. temporarily inactive or disabled. For example to quiesce a device (such as a digital modem). It is also a system command in MAX TNT software which is used to "Temporarily disable a modem or DS0 channel".

Also used as an adjective, in the expression "quiesce time".

Last updated: 2000-03-05

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