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thread (network protocol)

Threads are like roads or pathways that help data travel over a network. When two or more devices are connected, they use a special protocol called a thread - like a language - to communicate with each other. Threads help a computer or device understand what it needs to send or receive, and how it should do it. Think of it like a telephone conversation where each person speaks a different language - they use the thread to help them understand what each other is saying.
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