Acknowledgement Code

What Does Acknowledgement Code Mean?

An acknowledgment code (ACK) is a type of unique signal that a computer sends to show that data
has been transmitted successfully. The acknowledgement code is an ASCII
character that has been designated to serve as a signal between sender and


An acknowledgment code is also known as an acknowledgment

Techopedia Explains Acknowledgement Code

The acknowledgement code illustrates the ways that various
senders and receivers handle blocks of data. There is a certain protocol or
familiar size for a data block, to which the sender data must conform. When the
recipient gets the right data block, it sends the acknowledgement code back
to the sender, and then the sender sends another block. This iterative process
helps ensure that large amounts of data get delivered from a sender to a receiver


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