Open Systems Interconnection--Reference Model (OSI--RM)


Open Systems Interconnection--Reference Model (OSI--RM): An abstract description of the digital communications between application processes running in distinct systems. The model employs a hierarchical structure of seven layers. Each layer performs value-added service at the request of the adjacent higher layer and, in turn, requests more basic services from the adjacent lower layer:


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