drop: 1. In a communications network, the portion of a device directly connected to the internal station facilities, such as toward a switchboard or toward a switching center. (188) 2. The central office side of test jacks. (188) 3. A wire or cable from a pole or cable terminus to a building. (188) 4. To delete, intentionally or unintentionally, or to lose part of a signal, such as dropping bits from a bit stream. (188)

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