(1) A communications technique that determines when a terminal is ready to send data. The computer continually interrogates its connected terminals in a round robin sequence. If a terminal has data to send, it sends back an acknowledgment and the transmission begins. Contrast with an interrupt-driven system, in which the terminal generates a signal when it has data to send.
A procedure by which a machine accesses a network, calls another machine, and downloads documents, files, or other data stored in the remote machine, commonly with security provided on the basis of a programmable poll code.
A procedure by which a central computer controls network channel access by querying other computers or terminal devices to invite them to transmit data. Polling typically is in a predetermined query sequence, and the invitation is for transmission for a limited time, perhaps measured in milliseconds.
Then you'd get on the bus or subway and go to the polling place and vote.
He died at Polling on the 5th of February 1775.
He returned to Polling in 1735 and devoted the rest of his life to the revival of learning in Bavaria.
The polling for electors takes place early in November on the same day over the whole union, and when the result is known the contest is over, because the subsequent meeting and voting of the electors is a mere matter of form.
buildings, the buildings including a town hall, council house, justices' room, police stations and cells, sessions house, judges' lodgings, polling stations and the like.