Master/Slave

Refers to an architecture in which one device (the master) controls one or more other devices (the slaves).

In the light of shifting social norms, “master/slave” is considered to have signifgant racist connotations. Preferred alternatives to this phrase include:

  • Primary/Secondary
  • Primary/Dependent
  • Controller/Responder
  • Main/Ancillary
  • Main/Drone

 

 

 

 

Updated 3/1/2021

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