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The property that makes the user of a network unaware of the fact that they are interacting with a network. The truly transparent system gives the impression to the user that they are interacting with a single computer. An example of transparency occurs when a system consists of data which is replicated over a number of servers. When a user interacts with this data, he or she should be unaware of which file they are using and which server is servicing their requests.

Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

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