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1. data circuit-terminating equipment: A variant of "data communications equipment."2. data communications equipment: Any communications device that establishes, maintains, and terminates the connection with another device.In the RS-232-C standard developed by Electronic Industries Association, the two types of devices are data terminal equipment (DTE), typically personal computers or data terminals, and data communications equipment (DCE), typically modems and printers. They are differentiated by their wiring of pins 2 and 3. NetWare Link/X.25 requires a DTE/DCE pair to operate.3. distributed computing environment: An architecture or integrated set of services, originally developed by Open Software Foundation (OSF), Inc. DCE enables engineers to develop distributed applications to be used on heterogeneous networks. After OSF requested distributed computing technology from industry partners, DCE was augmented by several established technologies from Digital Equipment Corporation. The added technologies included Cell Directory Service (CDS), Distributed Time Service (DTS), Remote Procedure Call (RPC), and Threads Service.